The Ongoing Situation | Boaz Lanir

The existing sense of conflict and the urgent need to remain alert in the State of Israel raises questions concerning the meaning of terms such as “security”, “society,” and “existence”. Boaz Lanir’s photographs were commissioned by the Al HaMishmar newspaper in the 1980s and 1990s to accompany field reports in Gaza, the Golan Heights, Lebanon, and the West Bank. The Ongoing Situation reveals the struggle from multifaceted angles. While Lanir’s images are perceived as photojournalism, they gain additional value thanks to Lanir’s sensitivity to the complex situations of its protagonists. With his sharp gaze and attention to detail, he enables each photograph to exist as an independent image.

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