Overview participating exhibitions

In This Land
2013

In This Land

Zed Nelson

In This Land

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    Israel's 'security wall' separates the Arab village of Anata and Shu Fat from the Jewish settlement of Besigat Zeav (on the other side of the wall), a community of approx. 4,000 people.

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    Military naval base, Haifa, Israel

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    Masada, Israel-Jordan border.
    Masada (in Hebrew, ‘Metzuda’, meaning ‘stronghold’) is the site of ancient palaces and fortifications in the South of Israel, on top of an isolated rock plateau in the Judean Desert. After the First Jewish-Roman War, a siege of the fortress by troops of the Roman Empire led to the legendary mass suicide of the Jewish Sicarii rebels, who preferred death to surrender.

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    Said Zawahari, 74. Arab shepherd overlooked by the vast Israeli settlement of Har Homa, Palestinian West Bank.

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    Car park, Armageddon.
    Armageddon, also known as ‘Megiddo’, is the site prophesised in the Bible as being the location of a
    mighty battle that will bring the world as we know it to an end.

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    A memorial plaque is erected to commemorate two Israeli traffic policemen, killed by unidentified gunmen while on patrol in the Palestinian West Bank.

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    Rock taken from Kings of Israel Square. Tel Aviv.
    Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister, was assassinated at the Kings of Israel Square on November 4, 1995.

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    Israeli military watchtower and toilet.
    Negev desert, Israel-Egypt border.

Biography

London based Zed Nelson (Uganda, 1965) is an internationally renowned photographer who gained recognition working in some of the most troubled areas of the world.More recently Nelson has turned his focus on Western society, adopting an increasingly conceptual approach to contemporary social issues. Gun Nation - Nelson's award-winning project - is a disturbing reflection on America’s deadly love affair with the gun. In Love Me he reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty. Nelson’s work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, the ICA and the National Portrait Gallery, and is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Solo shows include the Newseum, New York, Kulturhuset, Stockholm and the International Biennial of Photography, Turin.