Buzzing Walls

Photos by Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin

When I went on a ‘Holocaust tour’ of Poland in the summer of 2017, I knew that I was doing so for personal reasons. As a Jew born in eastern Europe, I wanted to experience first hand the environment that stamped such deep trauma into my cultural roots. However, I was also aware that I was visiting a place identified with very specific imagery and iconography. Capturing it through my own individual perspective became an important goal.

Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin

When visiting the sites of ghettos and death camps, I found my mind flooded with different thoughts and questions . How could such horrors have taken place here? How did inmates live in such tightly packed spaces? How could people from the neighbouring areas stand by and do nothing?

Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin

I wanted to tackle my feelings head on , through a language that I relate to and trust: architecture and space. Buildings are very challenging to capture, but their textures, layers and geometric patterns can reveal history and culture in very precise ways. As a photographer, I believe that static objects offer me the highest degree of control over what I would like to express, and when it comes to architecture - shooting at a 90 degree angle usually allows me to communicate most clearly. In Poland in particular, I felt that photographing the empty streets and austere, derelict buildings highlighted what I sensed strongly : the sombre energy of war, and remains of a life lived alongside mass murder.

Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
Gidon Levin
Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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Gidon Levin · Buzzing Walls
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