A Jewish Policeman

Jacob Benor-Kalter


Photograph of policeman towering over a street with horse-drawn wagon, several people, and person on donkey.
The photomontages that Benor-Kalter began to make in the 1930s were a departure from his earlier straightforward style and allowed him to use photography to create visual metaphors. Here, a contemporary policeman in the foreground dwarfs the figures in the background, which include a horse and carriage and a man on a donkey. The juxtaposition of the images illustrates the Zionist belief that the new Israel they were creating was being built on the foundations of the old.


Courtesy Silver Print Collection, Ein Hod © Estate of Jacob Benor-Kalter

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 8.

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