From the publisher:
"From Galilee to the Negev is an intimate portrait of a multi-faceted place, exploring the landscape of Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank; its complexities and its contradictions. Shore travelled the length and breadth of the region, questioning and revealing through his camera lens. His visual inquiry explores the landscape itself and the people who live in it – the daily lives and the narratives that combine to create this fascinating place – at once beautiful and ugly, safe and hostile. A selection of texts by a diverse range of writers – who have each selected one photograph as a springboard – will be interspersed amongst the photographs, offering a gathering of voices and perspectives."
From Galilee to the Negev is part of a selection of books available from proto~ that coincides with Sean O’Toole’s research exhibition Photo book! Photo-book! Photobook! at A4 Arts Foundation, from February 11 to April 29, 2022.
In the early 1970s, when 'fine art' photography was still narrowly defined as black-and-white, hand-printed images, Stephen Shore was among the first photographers to work almost exclusively in colour. In his 1971 series American Surfaces, Shore drove across the country obsessively snapping colour photos of motel rooms, fast food meals, parking lots, and other seemingly unmemorable objects and mundane experiences. A photo-diary of Shore's American road trip, the series evokes the works of Walker Evans and Robert Frank and the rigorous – almost obsessive – documentation of the ordinary undertaken by such photographers as Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr.
346 x 300 x 30 mm | hardcover