The Cracks in Everything
The Lone Soldiers of Israel and the Search for Belonging
Israel has been in a near-continuous state of conflict since the day of its proclamation, some seventy years ago. It has sustained its military through compulsory service. The overwhelming majority of those in its Defense Forces were born in Israel, raised alongside this notion of service. But theirs is not the only story of Israel's soldiers.
There is a group of young men and women, non-Israelis numbering in the thousands, who come from countries around the world and volunteer into this legacy. For them, the price of admission into Israeli society is this very service. They are called "lone soldiers".
In The Cracks in Everything Canadian photo-essayist Brant Slomovic considers their story through portraits and a survey of Israel's landscape. He asks where they came from, who they are, and why they sought out Israel as their home.
21 x 25 cm
128 pages, 60 colour illustrations
Essay by Matti Friedman
Designed by Jan Rosseel
Published by Kehrer Verlag
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