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Tal and Moran, Tel Aviv

Date May 2002 (printed 2009)
Location Tel Aviv Israel
Dimensions Image: 36 1/2 x 29 3/8 in. (92.7 x 74.6 cm)
Paper: 39 7/8 x 29 7/8 in. (101.3 x 75.9 cm)
Print medium Photo-Chromogenic

We’re Tal and Moran, twin sisters, both in the army. In this picture, we had just arrived at home for our weekend off from the army and were getting ready for Shabbat dinner, a time when our entire extended family gets together at our house. Our father built this community, so all our relatives live close by. We look forward to these Friday night gatherings with the cousins all week. We try to come home every other Friday. Going to the army at the age of eighteen puts a huge responsibility on our shoulders. It is a big honor to have the opportunity to give back to our country that we love very much, but it also gives us a whole new perspective on life. We have to become adults in a very short amount of time, but learning this kind of commitment feels good. These aren’t such good days for Israel. The future is uncertain.
Tel Aviv, May 2002


© Gillian Laub
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Gift of Gillian Laub, 2009

Feedback Accession No. 2009.75.2