The Settlements

The Settlements

Artist: Ken Taranto

Publisher: GOST Books

GBP 35

– Book Size: 23 x 31 cm
– Pages: 112 pages (53 duotone images)
– Binding: Hardback / 6 gatefolds
– Publication Year: 2021
– ISBN: 978-1-910401-64-4

The Settlements is a topographical portrait of the architecture and landscape of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Taken over a period of four years, these black and white photographs reveal the genesis and evolution of the greater settlement project. Focused on the sharp contrast between the medium view from within the settlements and the broader view from their perimeters, the images belie the tense proximity of two peoples living on the same land.

About Ken Taranto

Ken Taranto is an American photographer who lives in Tel Aviv. Prior to moving to Israel, Taranto lived in New York City where he worked as an instructor at Pratt Institute, a fine art printer and documented the redevelopment of the Jersey City shoreline.

About GOST Books

Founded in 2012, GOST Books is an independent visual arts and photography publisher based in London.

We pride ourselves on an uncategorisable output of diverse subject matter and design: from a chronicle of seven men claiming to be the Messiah; a study of Turkish soap operas; art works inspired by the largest breeding grounds for flamingos in the Southern Hemisphere; archive photographs from the Mexico City police department; to portraits of winners of state-run competitions in Belarus.

GOST aims to not only provide a platform for the work of emerging artists but contribute to print legacies of masters in the medium.

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