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Oded Balilty

Glass Mountains, 2016

B. 1979, Israel

Balilty documented the mounds of colored glass shards near the Phoenicia Glass Works in Yeruham. The

factory produces about one million bottles a day for Israeli soft drinks, wine and olive oil companies. Everyday, tens of thousands of defective bottles aree crushed and piled up to produce new

bottles. Sand, the principal material used to make glass, comes from a nearby desert quarry. The glass works is active every day of the year: furnaces of this kind cannot be turned off, because the molten glass would harden and block them. The piles of glass in shades of green, brown and blue form a sort of surreal nature