Uri Gershuni | Yad
Solo Exhibition, Axel Springer Berlin
The title of this series is ‘YAD’, which has a double meaning in Hebrew, ‘yad’ means ‘hand’ but also ‘memorial’. The series was photographed in Peter Eizenman’s holocaust memorial in the center of Berlin. Gershuni approached couples visiting the memorial and asked to photograph them. Gershuni landed his camera always to the woman and asked her to take a photograph of himself with her partner (boyfriend or husband). Just before the woman snapped the photograph, Gershuni took the other man’s hand, thus the photograph was taken while they were holding hands.