Bursting with lush, vibrant photographs, Passage to Israel is a timeless tribute to one of the world’s most soulful, resolute, and newsworthy countries. Divided into sections on Land, Light, Life, and Soul, the stunning images featured inside capture Israel’s glorious landscapes, its city life, its culture, and its people.
From an enchanting sunset over the Dead Sea to the lively city life of Tel Aviv, from colorful marketeers to families in prayer at the Western Wall, this incredible volume moves beyond the typical postcard images of the country to showcase the character of its people and the sanctity of the land they are so resolute in preserving.
Contributors to Passage to Israel include thirty-four innovative and groundbreaking photographers, and nearly two hundred of their images are featured inside. Also included are a moving foreword by acclaimed activist Chloé Simone Valdary and an enlightening introduction by the authora renowned cultural critic and curatorthat provide a fascinating frame for the photographs.
For a country roughly the size of New Jersey and only formally declared a state in 1948, Israel is easily the world’s most controversial land. It regularly faces violent attacks and political pressure, yet its people refuse to be silenced. They will protect their borders and they will continue to persevere.
For those who’ve been to Israel and those who’ve yet to make the trip, here, at last, is a truly immersive experience, an inspiring visual connection to a remarkable, but faraway land.
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About the Author
Karen Lehrman Bloch is a cultural critic, a curator, and the author of The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty; La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya; and The Lipstick Proviso: Women, Sex & Power in the Real World. Her essays and commentary have been featured in media such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, Slate, Art + Auction, and Vogue. She lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Passage to Israel accomplishes in pictures what a million words never could. I've taken an active interest in Israel for my entire life, but I was humbled by this beautiful book of absolutely stunning photographs because it revealed so much that I didn't know. I actually found myself Googling certain aspects of the photos for more information on what I was seeing. I also found myself staring at the detailed images, mesmerized by the stories they tell. Israel truly is an Oasis of freedom and beauty and life and everything we need to celebrate about life on Earth, and I couldn't be happier to have this book proudly on display in my home.