This Place at Brooklyn Museum, February 12 – June 5, 2016

“Conceived of by photographer Frédéric Brenner, This Place explores one of the most complex and contested regions in the world today through the eyes of Brenner (France), Wendy Ewald (U.S.), Martin Kollar (Slovakia), Josef Koudelka (Czech Republic), Jungjin Lee (South Korea), Gilles Peress (France), Fazal Sheikh (U.S.), Stephen Shore (U.S.), Rosalind Fox Solomon (U.S.), Thomas Struth (Germany), Jeff Wall (Canada), and Nick Waplington (United Kingdom). The participating photographers—none of whom are Israeli or Palestinian, and a majority of whom had never been to the region before—took up residency in Israel and the West Bank for an average of six months between 2009 and 2012. During that time, the artists traveled throughout the region and engaged with a remarkable variety of individuals and communities, focusing their lenses on the landscape, inhabitants, and daily life to provide an outside view of the histories and challenges of this fraught land.” — Brooklyn Museum

Frédéric Brenner (French, born 1959). Palace Hotel, 2009. Archival pigment print, 74 3/4 x 59 7/8 in. (190 x 152 cm). © Frederic Brenner, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Frédéric Brenner (French, born 1959). Palace Hotel, 2009. Archival pigment print, 74 3/4 x 59 7/8 in. (190 x 152 cm). © Frederic Brenner, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

FrŽdŽric Brenner (French, born 1959). Ruth Chaya Leonov-Carmely, Nechama Weitman, Pnina Leonov, 2010 Archival pigment print, 23 5/8 x 18 3Ú4 in. (60 x 47.7 cm). © Frederic Brenner, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Frédéric Brenner (French, born 1959). Ruth Chaya Leonov-Carmely, Nechama Weitman, Pnina Leonov, 2010. Archival pigment print, 23 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (60 x 47.7 cm). © Frederic Brenner, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Frédéric Brenner (French, born 1959). The Aslan Levi Family, 2012. Archival pigment print, 45 ¼ x 36 ¼ in. (115 x 92 cm). © Frederic Brenner, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Frédéric Brenner (French, born 1959). The Aslan Levi Family, 2012. Archival pigment print, 45 ¼ x 36 ¼ in. (115 x 92 cm). © Frederic Brenner, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). Gardens in Haifa, photograph by Inham, East Jerusalem, 2012–13. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). Gardens in Haifa, photograph by Inham, East Jerusalem, 2012-–13. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). Untitled, photograph by Oshik, Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem 2012–13. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). Untitled, photograph by Oshik, Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, 2012-–13. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). At Home, photograph by Amal, Negev Desert, 2012. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). At Home, photograph by Amal, Negev Desert, 2012. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). A Picture at Home, photograph by Amal, Negev Desert, 2012. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Wendy Ewald (American, born 1951). A Picture at Home, photograph by Amal, Negev Desert, 2012. Archival pigment ink print mounted on aluminum, 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (13.7 x 17.5 cm). © Wendy Ewald, all rights reserved

Rosalind Fox Solomon (American, born 1930). Jerusalem, 2011. Archival pigment print, 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm). © 2011 Rosalind Fox Solomon, all rights reserved

Rosalind Fox Solomon (American, born 1930). Jerusalem, 2011. Archival pigment print, 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm). © 2011 Rosalind Fox Solomon, all rights reserved

Rosalind Fox Solomon (American, born 1930). Tel Aviv, 2011. Archival pigment print, 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm). © 2011 Rosalind Fox Solomon, all rights reserved

Rosalind Fox Solomon (American, born 1930). Tel Aviv, 2011. Archival pigment print, 16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm). © 2011 Rosalind Fox Solomon, all rights reserved

Martin Kollar (Slovak, born 1971). Untitled from the series Field Trip, 2009Ð11. Color print, 27 1/2 x 41 3/8 in. (70 x 105 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Martin Kollar (Slovak, born 1971). Untitled from the series Field Trip, 2009–11. Color print, 27 1/2 x 41 3/8 in. (70 x 105 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Josef Koudelka (Czech, born 1938). Detail from Wall: Israeli & Palestinian Landscape 2008-2012 (ShuÕfat refugee camp, overlooking Al ÔIsawiya, Jerusalem), 2008Ð12. Pigment print, 32 7/8 x 100 in. (83.5 x 254 cm). © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

Josef Koudelka (Czech, born 1938). Detail from Wall: Israeli & Palestinian Landscape, 2008-2012 (Shu’fat refugee camp, overlooking Al ‘Isawiya, Jerusalem), 2008–12. Pigment print, 32 7/8 x 100 in. (83.5 x 254 cm). © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

Jungjin Lee (Korean, born 1961). Unnamed Road 003, 2010. Archival pigment print, 40 x 78 1/5 in. (102 x 200 cm). Collection of the artist. © Jungjin Lee

Jungjin Lee (Korean, born 1961). Unnamed Road 003, 2010. Archival pigment print, 40 x 78 1/5 in. (102 x 200 cm). Collection of the artist. © Jungjin Lee

Jungjin Lee (Korean, born 1961). Unnamed Road 083, 2011. Archival pigment print, 40 x 78 1/4 in. (102 x 200 cm). Collection of the artist. © Jungjin Lee

Jungjin Lee (Korean, born 1961). Unnamed Road 083, 2011. Archival pigment print, 40 x 78 1/4 in. (102 x 200 cm). Collection of the artist. © Jungjin Lee

Gilles Peress (French, born 1946.). Contact Sheet, Palestinian Jerusalem, 2013. Installation view detail, overall h. 129 3Ú4 in. (341 cm). © Gilles Peress

Gilles Peress (French, born 1946.). Contact Sheet, Palestinian Jerusalem, 2013. Installation view detail, overall h. 129 ¾ in. (341 cm). © Gilles Peress

Stephen Shore (American, born 1947). St. Sabas Monastery, Judean Desert, Israel, September 20, 2009. Chromogenic print, 36 x 45 in. (91.4 x 114.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. © Stephen Shore, all rights reserved

Stephen Shore (American, born 1947). St. Sabas Monastery, Judean Desert, Israel, September 20, 2009. Chromogenic print, 36 x 45 in. (91.4 x 114.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. © Stephen Shore, all rights reserved

Thomas Struth (German, born 1954). Z-Pinch Plasma Lab, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, 2011. Inkjet print, 52 x 62 3/8 in. (132.2 x 158.5 cm). © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth (German, born 1954). Z-Pinch Plasma Lab, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, 2011. Inkjet print, 52 x 62 3/8 in. (132.2 x 158.5 cm). © Thomas Struth

Nick Waplington (British, born1970). Untitled, 2008–13. Chromogenic print, 18 x 22 in. (45.72 x 55.88 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Nick Waplington

Nick Waplington (British, born1970). Untitled, 2008–13. Chromogenic print, 18 x 22 in. (45.72 x 55.88 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Nick Waplington

Nick Waplington (British, born1970). Untitled, 2008–13. Chromogenic print, 18 x 22 in. (45.72 x 55.88 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Copyright © Nick Waplington

Nick Waplington (British, born1970). Untitled, 2008–-13. Chromogenic print, 18 x 22 in. (45.72 x 55.88 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Copyright © Nick Waplington

Images courtesy Brooklyn Museum. Installation photo by Jonathan Dorado.