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Another Planet

Yaron Reshef



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  • 38 sidor
  • 2019

Another Planet - A photography project of  Belzec, Treblinka, Auschwitz/Birkenau and Majdanek, using a 360 Degree camera. 

"I was introduced to the epithet 'Another Planet' when reading the testimony of

writer Yehiel Dinur, known by his pen name K. Zetnik, at the Eichmann Trial in

Jerusalem (Session No. 68 dated June 7, 1961).

Dinur described Auschwitz as 'Another Planet'.

The concept of 'Another Planet', its implications and associations, resonated in

my mind and I decided to give it expression in photography, using the technology

of a 360° camera".

"The photography journey I went on, which resulted in Another Planet, was the conclusion and epitome of a six-year effort. That stretch of time began with my inquiry into my family’s history in Europe and in Israel in the early twentieth century, and continued with the gradual unveiling of my family’s fate, and that of their friends, during World War II.  Many of them were killed by the Nazis in Belzec extermination camp in Occupied Poland. During those six years I wrote two books: 'Out of the Shoebox' (2014) and 'Syma' (2019).

This 'other planet', so excruciatingly depicted by writer Yehiel Dinur, is to me a place where human morals do not apply, a place where the Devil had free reign. On that planet science, technology and engineering were all employed in the service of Evil, culminating in human extermination.

As a photographer, I was faced with the question and the challenge of how to document extermination camps that had been purposefully obliterated, alongside those that remain standing.  Working with a 360° camera gave me a new perspective and enabled me to create a new photographic reality, one that calls to mind the term Another Planet".

Yaron Reshef


  • Författare: Yaron Reshef
  • Format: Inbunden
  • ISBN: 9780578625317
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 38
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2019-12-17
  • Förlag: 360 Photo