Edited by Gösta Flemming.
260 x 200 mm
Photographer Kent Klich arrived at the Gaza Strip on the 18th of February 2009, just after Israel’s offensive had ceased and its population had begun to try to recreate their lives within a broken wasteland. Wishing to move away from more stereotypical images of the conflict and its root causes in the Middle East, Klich decided not to tell the story of Gaza through its faces but rather through its spaces, where the absence of inhabitants in itself forms an underlying narrative. The interiors of houses, the private spaces of Gaza’s inhabitants, have been documented in some 55 colour photographs – appropriated, burnt, bulldozed, bullet ridden, or bombed out – in a confronting testimony to interrupted lives.
About the Artist
Kent Klich was born 1952 in Sweden. He studied psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and photography at International Center of Photography, New York, USA. He joined Magnum in 1998 and left in 2002. Kent Klich is a visual artist and educator working within the fields of photography and film, slow journalism, and collaborative methodologies of image-making and representation. He focuses on the interconnection between disciplines; an image never stands alone but links with language, objects, sounds, and documents. His work narrates the social and political realities that we inhabit in their complexities by questioning and creating a multiplicity of entry points into unresolved issues, giving room to critical reflection as much as a space for emotional engagement.
About the Publisher
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 with an aim to publish photo books. Based in Sweden.