Igael Shemtov's stylized landscape photographs draw attention to the imperfections of the terrain and reflect the conflict between the untamed land and its development. Here he contrasts the vivid plant life with the detritus of a quarry, a dystopian view of nature that casts a harsh light on political and commercial interests in Israel.
Igael Shemtov (born 1952) lives in Binyamina, Israel
"Landscape with Castor Oil Plant no. 10", 1999 (Chromogenic print)
Collection The Israel Museum, Jerusalem