12 Photographers Turn Their Lens on Israel in 'This Place' - Feature Shoot

For a land so deeply entrenched with history and conflict, Israel is not an easy subject to approach in a photography project, especially from a single standpoint. Born out of an idea by Frédéric Brenner, a French photographer who has long explored Jewish

‘This Place’ is the title given to the internationally touring exhibition that presents the work of twelve artists who were commissioned to research and work in Israel and the West Bank, created primarily between 2009 and 2012 by Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington. Together, they act as a heterogeneous narrative of a conflicted, paradoxical and deeply resonant place.

International Photo Contest – The Leica Oskar Barnack Award

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award is an international photo contest for photographers. Awarded will contemporary, outstanding reportage photography.

Martin Kollar, born in what was formerly Czechoslovakia, receives the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his project Field Trip, a portfolio of photos taken in Israel.

Capturing the Wacky World of Eastern Europe

Although he doesn’t admit it fully, Martin Kollar seems to have a pretty good sense of humor. “Usually, as it is in life, people who make funny films...

Although he doesn’t admit it fully, Martin Kollar seems to have a pretty good sense of humor. “Usually, as it is in life, people who make funny films are usually very boring,” he said. “It rarely works the other way around.”

Army Cooks: recipes for survival and victory! – lens culture photography weblog

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Photographer Martin Kollar and filmmaker Peter Kerekes have been documenting Army Cooks from all over Eastern Europe and beyond, as part of an ongoing project that started in 1991. In his brilliant introduction to the project, Kerekes begins: “They are ordinary men in aprons worn over their uniforms, whose task is to feed the army. They take care of the operation of a giant stomach, a big hungry child with its moods – the Army.”

Check it out here.