Soldiers

Adi Nes

  • 7pm–12am
  • Post Office Gallery
    Corner Sturt and Lydiard Streets
    Ballarat Central
  • Exhibition

Adi Nes, Untitled, 1995 digital print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm
Courtesy the artist and Sommer Contemporary Art. Tel Aviv

Soldiers is a series of 22 photographs created by Adi Nes, one of Israel’s leading contemporary photographers. Captured between 1994 and 2000, Nes’s work in this series focuses on both the intermediary moments between privacy and intimacy within the rigid framework of military life, and the loss of innocence within this highly masculine world.

Considered one of the most important series of works in contemporary Israeli photography, many prints can be found in prestigious museums and private collections worldwide.

Achieving awards including the 1999 Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Prize, Adi Nes’s work was described by the New York Times as “shrewd sendups of the pervasive, macho military presence in Israeli life”.

Proudly supported by Debbie Daddon and Embassy of Israel, Australia

Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019