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Adi Nes: Soldiers – Ballarat International Foto Biennale


Proudly supported by Debbie Dadon AM and Embassy of Israel, Australia.

‘Soldiers’ is a series of 22 photographs created by one of Israel’s leading photographers Adi Nes. Created between 1994 and 2000 focusing on both the intermediary moments between privacy and intimacy within the rigid framework of military life, the series also exposes the loss of innocence within this highly masculine world.

Considered one of the most important series of works in contemporary Israeli photography, many prints can be found in prestigious museums and private collections worldwide. Achieving awards including the 1999 Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Prize, Nes’s work was described by the New York Times as “shrewd sendups of the pervasive, macho military presence in Israeli life”.

Nes’s work deals with issues of Israeli identity and masculinity, and wrestles with social and political questions revolving around gender, the centre vs the periphery, Eastern vs. Western cultures, ethnic issues, Judaism, local myths, militarism, humanism and social justice.

Please join for this unique opportunity to be part of an intimate discussion with Adi Nes at the Post Office Gallery. Free. Saturday 24 August, 10am to 11am.


24 Aug 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

Sturt Street, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions

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