Jerusalem, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter, Jerusalem 1926
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- Lot Number 54015
- Title (English) Jerusalem, Twelve views of the Old-City
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- Author Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter, artist
- City Jerusalem
- Publisher Pro-Jerusalem Society
- Publication Date 1926
- Estimated Price - Low 300
- Estimated Price - High 600
- Item # 2511188
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Only edition? title, [12 prints], folio, 380:280 mm., wide margins, light age toning, Very good set loose in original cloth binder, damp staided.
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of Palestine, Benor-Kalter soon found work as a photographer and graphic designer, employed by both the British government and several Zionist organizations. His photographs, taken between 1923 and 1940, established a new visual record, providing a romanticized glimpse into the British colonial endeavor while offering a contemporary view of the plans to create a modern Jewish State in the region.
Magnes Museum Exhibition: https://magnes.berkeley.edu/exhibitions/project-holy-land.