This Palestinian Woman (This Place)


This Palestinian woman did not want to be photographed (by Thomas Struth).

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to This Palestinian Woman (This Place)

  1. I don’t understand. I get that it’s art, or meant to be artistic, but if she didn’t want to be photographed, isn’t there something a little obscene about turning that moment into an artistic series and posting it online…? I’m sensitive to this specifically because it’s in Silwan, where many Jews treat Palestinians, at best, as if they are a fascinating part of the ancient scenery, and at worst as if they are garbage (‘demographic problems’) to be removed from their own neighborhood in order to expand the City of David.

  2. Carol Zemel says:

    so why was she photographed against her will?

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