Chen Tamir / One After Another / Mirelle Borra

"West Bank Wall"

from the series Walls of Separation begun in 2007

Walls of Separation is a series of works at international government initiated segregation barriers (e.g. Berlin, Ireland, Palestine, Mexico). The series is comprised of photographs of carefully selected areas of each wall, a form that often results in something closer to an abstract image. The close-up perspectives highlights the cultural minutia of each wall. This photo shows a detail of a popular graffiti symbol, Handala, a young child that has become an icon of Palestinian identity and resistance to the Israeli occupation. Handala was created by cartoonist Naji Al-Ali, who was assassinated in London in 1987 by unknown assailants.