The old adage has it, or had it, that seeing is believing. Then again, in this age of technological wonder gizmos and fake news, to quote the – presumably – outgoing US president, how can we be sure that the visual images we are presented with offer an accurate reflection of actual objective reality? That quandary is among the themes examined in this year’s Photo Is:Rael Festival, currently up and running in Tel Aviv and across the virtual expanse.
The program kicked off on November 9 with an online lecture by guest of honor Martin Parr. The 68-year-old British photographer is on an international roster of A-lister snappers, taking in the likes of 31-year-old Armenian-American documentarist Diana Markosian, Israeli-born, South African-bred British resident portraitist Nadav Kander,
43-year-old Norwegian photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen and socio-politically minded Polish photographer Rafal Milach. The above have exhibitions on a massive perimeter wall running around Kikar Hamedina, which will be on display there through until the festival, which is supported by the Foreign Ministry, closes on November 21, and there are also a bunch of other shows, talks and social projects lined up for the Photo Is:Rael agenda, with Parr due to give an additional talk on November 28.
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