Ad van Denderen / Jerusalem Stone
Renowned Dutch photographer Ad van Denderen (1943) has been photographing the West Bank of the Jordan river since the 1960s. After many years of journalistic and documentary photography, primarily in black and white, he recently decided to work more in colour. In his words, ‘…this serves as a metaphor for recent developments on the West Bank. I’m trying to combine two genres to create a more considered image of the precarious and complex situation that has existed here for decades now.’ Stone is a recurring theme in this region, whether it’s as something that is thrown or as material used to build houses or defensive barriers. The Jerusalem Stone exhibition coherently unites all of Ad van Denderen’s themes from the past six decades.