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  • Writer's pictureRony Alfandary

The Frame in Parkur

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

In 2017, I began a street photography project

. I took to the streets in Pardes-Hanna Karkur, and in many other locations in Israel, carrying a wooden frame with me, and suggesting for passersby to have their picture taken holding, r relating, to the frame.

The responses were amazing. People were very happy to pose to the camera, some of them eve did that quite dramatically and creatively. Adults, children and families showed their capacity for play in front of the camera and took their joy in seeing the results.

Having obtained their permission, I uploaded the photographs to a page on Facebook which I opened

So far, I have posted more than 120 posts, each celebrating a particular events.

It all began one sunny afternoon on June 15th, 2018 in the center of Pardes-Hanna. Sometimes the Frame was just a hand, like on November, 3rd, 2018. Many Frames were taken during the days of the Hanadiv Festival in Pardes-Hanna: November 9th, November 15th, November 18th, November 22nd, November 23rd and November 24th. Later, the Frame visited the Road to Recovery, November 30th. On December 8th, a visit to the beach and more on December 14th. The final Frame in 2018 visited Jisr az-Zarqa on a food and arts festival, December 28th.

In 2019, the Frame was again on the streets on January 21st, visited Hayadit Theatre workshop on February 1st, on the way to Jerusalem February 12th, a local arts festival on April 4h and 5th, April 21st at Ein Harod, the Merrett Family May 4th, and the 2nd Hanadiv Festival on November 14th, 15th and 16th, a local protest December 6th, and one Readymade Frame December 13th.

2020 was the year of the Black Flags protest and the Frame visited Jerusalem on October 24th. The third Hanadiv Festival hosted the Frame again on November 19th and 20th. In between, a visit to Carmel Publishers in Jerusalem on November 12th, and to Tel-Aviv on November 20th.

To see all Frames together, press here.

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