October 16, 2011
Gillian Laub photographs her favorite beach in Israel for a photo essay for TIME. “Tel Aviv Beach: One Photographer’s Enduring Oasis,” documents the eclectic mix of people who frequent the beach. They are old, young, skinny, maimed, Orthodox Jewish, American, Israeli, Russian and Ethiopian immigrants and Phillipino or Chinese foreign workers. In Laub’s decade of photographing Israel, the beach, called Tayelet in Hebrew, has become her favorite escape. And not just for her. Laub has come to see that the beach is an escape for the people of Israel as well, a temporary break from the country’s politics and turmoil. She says, “the beach, I’ve come to realize, is where the country comes to breath.”
Laub will be speaking at FIT on October 20th as part of the photography department’s “Photo Talks” lecture series. Her talk will begin at 5 pm in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater. For more information, visit the FITwebsite. Laub will also be part of a panel hosted by Aperture Foundation and Sasha Wolf Gallery at the Aperture Gallery and Bookstore on October 22nd. “Family Matters” will feature Laub, Elinor Carucci, and Chris Verene and will be moderated by Susan Bright. The panel will discuss the craft and art of photographing family. For more information, visit the Aperture website.
See more of Gillian Laub’s photography here.
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