Photo Green Land, a collaborative event-based work with Semere Teklay, Tel Aviv, Israel 2013

Photo Green Land is an event-based work, in which I have invited the Eritrean photographer Semere Teklay to set up his photo studio in the gallery. Semere runs a photo studio on the streets called 'Photo Green Land' with his brother, Angosom, in the refugee and migrant worker neighbourhood of Neve Sha'anan in Tel Aviv, where people can get their photos taken in front of an exotic backdrop; the photos are printed and laminated on the spot for only 15 shekels. There is a significant Eritrean refugee population in Israel, and as in many other places, the refugee population is not well integrated into society, and Neve Sha'anan is often considered as one of the least desirable neighbourhoods in Israel.

During Photo Green Land, Semere sets up his studio inside the gallery, and the general public is invited to come have their photo taken. As always, the photos will be printed and laminated on the spot. 15 shekels for a medium size photo, 20 shekels for a large photo.

Photos below by Vienne Chan, Boris Oicherman, Jan Lemitz and Liber May

Photo Green Land in Neve Sha'anan  

Semere Teklay  

Exhibition at P8 Gallery (Tel Aviv)

Exhibition at P8 Gallery (Tel Aviv)

Exhibition at P8 Gallery (Tel Aviv)

Exhibition at P8 Gallery (Tel Aviv)

after show. Courtesy Liber May