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Political Palimpsests

by ASHLEY RAWLINGS

AMIT SHA’AL, Altneuland (“Old-New Land”), 2010, a 1936 archive photo set against

 its present day backdrop at the YMCA building, Jerusalem, 2010. Courtesy the artist.

The past two months have seen repeated cycles of action and reaction. In May, the organizers of a World Press Photo (WPP) exhibit in Beirut decided to close the event ten days early after Lebanon’s General Security Directorate ordered the removal of Amit Shaal’s work because he is Israeli. Shaal won third prize in the arts and entertainment category for his…

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