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Israeli Photojournalism Goes From the Field to the Gallery

It surrounds us, we can’t exist without it; but can the ineffable essence of air be captured in a photograph? The new Israeli photojournalism center DocuClub thinks it’s worth a try. A new exhibition titled simply “Air” features photographic interpretations of the theme from around the world. The imagery on view is striking, with photographs ranging from the abstract to the bleakly concrete. Some present themselves as documentation, others concentrate on aesthetics. Each photograph tells an individual story, but all remain true to the overarching theme.

“Air” is the second exhibition to be staged by DocuClub, which opened in Tel Aviv’s bohemian Florentine neighbourhood last summer. DocuClub was founded by Oded Balilty, Sebastian Scheiner and Dan Balilty. All three are experienced photojournalists with the Associated Press; Oded Balilty won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2007, for his photograph of a single woman resisting the evacuation of an illegal settlement in the West Bank.

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