05.03.2011 29.Adar l, 5771
For 20 years, France Lebee-Nadav has photographed the entrances of Tel Aviv buildings – that no-man's land that belongs both to the yard and the street. 'You don't find spaces like this anywhere else,' says the formerly Catholic artist. Not even in the city of her birth, Paris.
Not long after France Lebee married Yonatan (Hilik ) Nadav in the summer of '84, he told her they had to leave Jerusalem and move to Tel Aviv. She thought she would faint. She couldn't stand Tel Aviv. She thought it was ugly and dirty, not to mention hot and humid to the point where your face got coated with sweat and dust. But her new husband had found work at Schocken Press, and she had to bid Jerusalem farewell….