The Tiberias Market


Amos Yaskil, photographs

 

Through his camera's lens Amos Yaskil documented the Tiberias market from 1958 to 1965. In those years the city was, in his words "A fascinating city, not only due to the beauty of the Sea of Galilee, which seemed to me a large and flat space, but also due to the  city walls and basalt rock buildings with the adjacent markets, which mesmerized me."

With a Roliflex camera which his father, an artist, had given him to document his painting, Yaskil photographed in black-and-white. The composition of the photographs, which attest to the photographer's mastery of light, is unique, taken through a personal and original gaze. In Yaskil's opinion, the Tiberias market was a kind of microcosm of religions, ethnic groups, and personalities that gathered together and intermingled with the fruit and vegetables, bread and pastry, eggs and chickens - a hodgepodge of vendors and buyers, Jews and Arabs, who lived and worked together.

 

Curator: Kineret Palti

Closes: September 1, 2015