Joint exhibitions at Hamilton and Colgate show Israel through the eyes of 12 photographers

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In a joint endeavor looking at a complex issue, the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University and the Wellin Museum at Hamilton College are presenting “This Place,” a traveling exhibition that includes the works of 12 established photographers from around the world. 

These artists captured images of the contested spaces of Israel and the West Bank between 2009 and 2012. Hamilton’s Wellin Museum exhibition runs through June 10. The show at Colgate ends May 20.

The works on view reflect current issues related to history, geography, boundaries, immigration, citizenship, community, and culture, among others. Each photographer brings a personal approach, style and history to bear, revealing a portrait that is complex, fragmented and paradoxical, according to show organizers. Whether rendered as large-format color prints, black-and-white photographs, or documentary images that span pictorial genres of landscape, architecture and portraiture, these works speak to the complexities of the region and to the expansiveness of photography itself.

The Tang Museum at Skidmore College and the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany will also display works by some of the artists in this group exhibition. 

The exhibition is made possible in part through a Teagle Foundation grant. “This Place” was previously exhibited at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Norton Museum of Art, Florida, and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. The exhibition is organized by Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York, and the tour is managed by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, Calif. 

The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Cotton.

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