Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar's images from Israel occupy an elusive space. In some cases resembling still lifes or other premeditated situations and arrangements, these documentary photographs poetically describe both the mundane and surreal realities of life in Israel. One key resonance is that of psychological weight. It is no mistake that in his artist statement for Field Trip, Kollar makes a comparison between the tensions his childhood growing up behind the Iron Curtain in the former Czechoslovakia and the day-to-day realities of life in contemporary Israel. This incredible series arrives courtesy of MACK (London).
, 20 x 25cm, hardcover, MACK (London).