High Places

High Places
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Photographer Dafna Levy took a picture in 1992. It showed a cheerful yellow billboard bearing a syrupy poem about the beauty of mountains, something you scan quickly and break off reading about halfway through. It took me a minute to notice the barbed wire, and a minute more to realize where this photo had been taken…

format: DV video
software: AfterEffects, Premiere, Photoshop
Amsterdam, 1998.

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