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112 pages.Enhanced e-book for the iPad featuring 85 illustrations and 22 videos., ISBN: 978-0-87846-819-5
This richly illustrated and enhanced e-book explores how Ori Gersht intertwines the latest digital technology and historical sources as diverse as 19th-century Romantic landscape painting and the Holocaust to create his achingly beautiful photographs and videos. In addition to 85 illustrations and 14 video clips of his art, it features original footage of Gersht discussing his work surrounded by the beginnings of new projects, and insightful texts by leading experts in contemporary art, photography, and cinema. His practice unfolds as one that bridges a history full of traumas, and engages in that difficult arena of pushing photographic media to the limits of what it can record.
Ori Gersht was born in Tel Aviv and lives in London. He holds a Masters in Photography from the Royal College of London. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Britain, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Imperial War Museum, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
About the Authors
Hava Aldouby is a faculty member of the Open University in Israel.
David Chandler is Professor of Photography at Plymouth University.
Al Miner is assistant curator, Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Mae Petra-Wong is a freelance writer based in New York.