2010, Thu, Jun 03

The Catastrophe

Ariella Azoulay and Issam Nassar

Photo: Beno Rothenberg | Deporting the women of al-Tantura | © Israel State Archive, 18.6.1948

Photo: Beno Rothenberg | Deporting the women of al-Tantura | © Israel State Archive, 18.6.1948

Cultural historians Ariella Azoulay and Issam Nassar discuss the representation of Palestinian refugees in photographs from 1947 to the early 1950s.

Their conversation addresses theoretical and aesthetic aspects of interpreting photographs, as well as the role photography can play in questioning the dominant discourse on the creation of the State of Israel.