The exhibition’s title, ‘Aperture 27,000’, refers to the 27,000-square-kilometer land mass of historic Palestine. The photographers raise questions of displacement, loss and identity, and their connection to occupied Palestine and Israel.
The reviewer, Susannah Tarbush, mentions the work pictured above, which is from a series called Intimacy by Rula Halawani.
The subject of the series is Palestinians passing through the notorious Israeli checkpoint at Qalandia. Halawani’s images capture intimate glimpses, for example of a ringed hand, a searched bag or identity documents, and encourage the viewer to reflect on the experiences of the Palestinian individuals concerned.
Qalandia, coincidentally, is also the subject of Wafa Hourani’s current show at Saatchi.