The exhibition “At a Second Glance” presents works created by students of the Photography Department of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, deriving from their examination of the photographs preserved in The Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (Jewish National Fund) Photo Archive.
The KKL-JNF Photo Archive, established in 1920, has over 110 years of rare and unique photographs of Eretz Israel and the State of Israel. The archive material encompasses all spheres of life and major historical milestones from the pre-state period to the present, including the pioneers and early settlers; leading figures; agricultural developments; establishment of the kibbutzim, moshavim and the pioneering cities, the diversity of immigrants who built the country; the evolving landscapes; the emergent industrial development and many more intriguing aspects.
The KKL-JNF Photo Archive welcomed the students of the Bezalel Photography Department and offered them an opportunity to take a fresh look at the collection while encouraging a contemporary understanding of the archive photos.