Whose country this is

A journey of self-discovery and beauty through the Landscapes of Israel and Palestine.

Idan Hojman is a professional photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. Idan was born in Israel in 1980. He grew up in Kibbutz Ramot Menashe located in the north of Israel.

From 1998-2001 he served in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) as a paramedic in a rescue unit. During this time, he was a direct witness to the destructive conflict between Israel and Palestine and started to question many issues regarding the conflict and life itself. Continue to Biography >>

Idan said: “LAND is a photographic project. A tribute to the beauty of the land known as Israel and Palestine.

Through the photos I wish to express a message of unity and peace, highlighting the poetry of the natural world that underlies a long history of man-made conflicts.

The project is an invitation to widen our consciousness and realize that in spite of our cultural differences we all share the same nature. We don’t own the Land, we are part of it – as fruits are part of a tree.

Getting closer to nature reminds us of our true nature. Looking into the landscape we can observe that there are no separations, no borders, everything is part of a whole and therefore there is a sense of harmony and beauty.

I am fully committed to this project. I see it as my mission to bring an effective message of unity and peace through my visual art. Powerful, beautiful images seen in this conceptual context can inspire people to recognize new possibilities and to join this holistic vision.

Especially now, in these crucial moments of the ongoing conflict, I believe this message needs to be heard.”

Help to Idan Hojman to complete the project and publish a photography book!

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