Case StudyDeborah Bright

Deborah Bright is a photographer, scholar, art and visual culture historian, writer and Chair of the Fine Arts Department at the Pratt Institute in New York.

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Destruction Layer: Palestine In Israel (2006-09), Ruins of Qula, near Lydda (Lod)

The site of Qula, a former village of 1100 Palestinians, is situated along a busy north–south highway connecting Lod (Ben Gurion Airport) to the Jewish exurb of Rosh Ha’yin. Qula was built on a hill overlooking a fertile plain and incorporated the remains of a Crusader fort. In 1948 it was the site of bitter fighting and atrocities were reported on both sides. Its stone and adobe ...

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