Ad van Denderen / Jerusalem Stone
The prominent Dutch photographer Ad van Denderen has photographed the West Bank since as long ago as the 1960s. After many years of journalistic and documentary photography, working primarily in black in white, more recently he has chosen to work more in colour, which in his words “serves as a metaphor for what is happening on the West Bank. I try to mix the two genres in order to create a more thoughtful image of the precarious and complex situation which has existed there for some decades now.” Stone is a recurring theme in this region, whether as something to be thrown or used to build houses or security barriers. The exhibition Jerusalem Stone brings all Ad van Denderen’s themes of the last six decades together in a coherent whole.