Synopses & Reviews
Can a tormented land, disputed by two peoples, continuously flooded by hatred and blood, be called a land of miracles?
Lamm's Palestine does not hide the wounds of an everyday reality made of death, nor does it forget to record retaliation and guerrilla. She gathers fragments of images, and juxtaposes them with delicate, sweet, funny and sometimes anachronistic pieces to tell how grotesque, abstract and sadly real is daily life in a land where the true miracle is to wake up every morning and try to live normally.
Wendy Sue Lamm has been photographer at AFP. Many years spent as a correspondent from Israel turned her into one of the most careful and sincere interpreters of that country.
Can a tormented land, fractured with hatred between its peoples still be called Land of Miracles? Wendy Sue Lamm does not hide the wounds of the everyday reality born of conflict. She juxtaposes attacks and retaliations with delicate, bittersweet ironies. After years in Jerusalem photographing Israelis and Palestinians, Wendy Sue Lamm has become one of the most sincere visual interpreters of the Land of Miracles. This book, with poetry by Arthur Miller and a short story by Emile Habiby, shows the deep beauty of a land where the true miracle may simply be to wake up every morning, and to live through every day.
The work in 10 years of Wendy Sue Lamm throughout events in Palestine/Israel.
About the Author
Wendy Sue Lamm has been a photojournalist since 1986. In 1988 she joined Contrasto and is regularly assigned in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. A Los Angeles native, Lamm is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. MAybe the main author of Theatrical pieces of the last century, Miller died in 2005. One of the most important writers in Arabic language of our time.