Photographic research and exhibition “The Land That Remains”

©UNESCO/Federico Busonero
Hisham's Palace, Jericho

The photographic research commissioned by UNESCO to Federico Busonero was carried out in the West Bank governorates throughout all 2009. In February 2010 the exhibition “The Land That Remains”, made of a selection of thirty photographs,was on display in Paris at UNESCO Headquarters, and it is currently traveling the oPt through the network of the French Cultural Centres (Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza, Hebron, Nablus).

In his works, the photographer demonstrates the rare ability to capture the true essence of a subject, avoiding anecdotal and documentary interpretations. His work focuses on the search for permanency and a sacred presence in the world around us.

“There, on the land, one within the other, the natural, the human, and the supernatural come together and merge. Palestine is an indefinable state of immanence of all things which we have already seen and known, in other places and in other times, and now forgotten”, said the author.

This photographic portfolio constitutes a significant part of the photo archive of the UNESCO Ramallah Office.

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