(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Historic photographs on glass plates from the KKL-JNF Photo Archive came back to life at an exhibition entitled Seeing Clear
. The exhibition, which shows photos from the 1920s and 1930s depicting the building of the Jewish community in the land of Israel, is part of the International Photo Festival at the Carmel Wineries in Rishon Lezion. The opening ceremony was attended by photography professionals and enthusiasts, as well as honored guests KKL-JNF Vice Chairman Menachem Leibovic and Rishon Lezion Mayor Dov Tzur.
Hundreds of people attending the event at the winery were impressed by the variety of KKL-JNF photos - forests being planted, the development of residential communities, agriculture and building the country. Among the photos you could see pictures of the Kiryat Anavim Forest in 1928, navigating in the Hula marshes on rafts, planting the first eucalyptus trees in Nahalat Yehuda in 1925 and other moments of Zionist activities and love for Israel.
KKL-JNF's historic photographs
joined an assortment of modern works by 280 photographers from Israel and other countries, creating an expansive mosaic that connected different places and times. The exhibition, named Photographic Memory, originated as the project of two photographers—Eldad Refaeli and Eyal Landesman. “Each photographer imparted their own personal interpretation, from personal to collective experience,” said Refaeli.
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