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Beit Hatfutsot and Wizo graduates are “Zooming” into the Israeli reality

 

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 Photography: Orly Pearl Nir

The term “melting pot” was used by David Ben Gurion during the early 1950’s. It means creating an Israeli society with an unified identity which, back then, meant Ashkenazi, educated, secular and progressive.

Has the “Old Man’s” vision been realised?

“Forging the Melting Pot” is a joint project of the Wizo Academic Center  Haifa and Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of The Jewish People, Tel Aviv. The project showcases the personal interpretation of photography graduates with regards to the term “Melting Pot” in Israel 2014.

The disintegration of heavily industrial factories, next to the estates of Hi-Tec Nouveau Riche, the decline of the Kibbutz alongside with facing the hardships of immigration, newly religious couples vs. army  reservists on a brake rest. All of these and more are presented in an exhibition displaying the artists’ interpretation of the term “Melting Pot” – aimed at presenting an authentic and eclectic image of Israel

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Photography: Uzi Porat

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Photography: Omry Keren Lapidot

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Photography: Sophy Brokes

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Photography: Rony Shavid Hazan

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Photography: Nadav Rotem

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Photography: Nadav Rotem

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Photography: Rony Shavid Hazan

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Photography: Ofhy Yona

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Photography: Hadas Mualeam

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Photography: Hadas Mualeam

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photography: Poly Blum

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Photography: Nofar Hason Hendelman

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Photography: Dron Oved