Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has awarded the 2011 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography to Miki Kratsman, an Argentinean-born photographer who has lived in Israel since 1971.
Kratsman, who has exhibited his work internationally and was included in the Venice Biennale in 2003, has also worked as a news photographer covering the Palestinian occupied territories for Ha’aretz newspaper since 1986.
During his fellowship, Kratsman will create a body of work that considers how Palestinians appear to outsiders. For one segment of the project, which builds on his “Targeted Killing” series, Kratsman will photograph Palestinians with a lens used by the unmanned aircraft of the Israeli Defense Forces. Photographs of shadids, or martyrs, as they are seen in posters in the occupied territories will be the basis for another segment of the project. For a third portion of the work, Kratsman will photograph articles of clothing warn by Palestinians when they were killed, a nod to Francois Aubert’s 1867 photograph of the shirt of Mexican ruler Maximilian just after he was executed.
The Robert Gardner Fellowship, named for the award-winning documentary filmmaker and author who was formerly the director of Harvard’s Film Study Center (1957–1997), funds the work of “an established practitioner of the photographic arts to create and subsequently publish through the Peabody Museum a major book of photographs on the human condition anywhere in the world.” The four previous fellows are Guy Tillim (2007), Dayanita Singh (2008), Alessandra Sanguinetti (2009), and Stephen Dupont (2010).
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