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Family Affair - Reli Avrahami & Avner Avrahami

Project Spaces Castrum Peregrini

Herengracht 401
1017 BP Amsterdam
mail@castrumperegrini.nl
+31 (0)20 6235287
 

Open Tue - Fri / 12-18 hrs 

22 Jan — 28 Feb

Time 22 Jan, 18 hrs

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curated by Galia Gur Zeev

For ten years, Reli Avrahami and Avner Avrahami have wandered throughout Israel, photographing random families and questioning them about their daily lives, about their dreams and beliefs, their origins and their relations. She takes photographs, he writes; she navigates, he drives; she’s a wife, he’s a husband. They visited hundreds of families in their private homes – and others who live under one roof. Their portraits appeared regularly in the weekend supplements of Haaretz (and later Maariv), week by week, becoming a routine for Israeli readers. Encounters with a variety of people, born in the country or immigrated, Jews and Arabs, Muslims, and Christians, coming from Europe, Africa, and Asia. The format was always the same: a colourful photograph and a very personal text. The traces of tensions in the Israeli society, national and religious, social, political or  thnic, are visible in the ambience of everyday life, in the environment of living rooms and family stories. Of the hundreds of families and their stories, about 80 were selected for this exhibition.

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