Heights in the lens

02.12.2011                      06.Kislev. 5772

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Heights in the lens

Thomas Struth specializes in portraits, whether of families – including the British royals – tourists or entire countries. Like Israel, for example.

Thomas Struth took this picture on the Golan Heights, whose essence he managed to capture in a single frame – a feat that no other photographer has yet been able to accomplish.
On one side, there are green fields, boundless expanses, water and sky. On the other, an ugly cement military fortification, rusting with age but still looking quite formidable. The combination of these two views perhaps tells the whole story. In taking this photo, Struth wanted to feel what it is like to be right on the border with Syria; he wanted to sense the anxiety and to present that specific angle….