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Make faces, not war
September 17, 2007 8:56 AM   Subscribe

The Face2face project. JR, an "undercover photographer", and Marco, a technology consultant, had 41 people - israelis and palestinians - mugging for the camera and plastered the huge, unavoidable pictures on both sides of the Israeli West Bank barrier, pair by pair : one israeli, one palestinian, both having similar jobs and posing in a similar fashion (+an imam, a rabbi and a christian priest). See also the trailer (YT, other videos available on the main site).
posted by elgilito (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

But, but, but...they are all savages that will rape our women and eat our children!
posted by well_balanced at 9:00 AM on September 17, 2007

I love these.
posted by Lord_Pall at 9:13 AM on September 17, 2007

Awesome post and project. Thanks!
posted by dobbs at 9:27 AM on September 17, 2007

posted by jquinby at 9:42 AM on September 17, 2007

This made ma grin, then break out in a laugh. Despite all the things that make me say, "bring the bombs, start civilization over," things like this remind me how fun humanity can be, too.
posted by notsnot at 9:44 AM on September 17, 2007

Genius, that kinda restores your faith in humanity.

Humour, the sillier the better - well extremists the world over just hate that sort of thing.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:17 AM on September 17, 2007

Fantastic photos. Great idea. Big brass ones.
posted by chuckdarwin at 10:44 AM on September 17, 2007

This is good!
posted by rfbjames at 10:54 AM on September 17, 2007

Great post. Too bad I didn't find out about these while they were up. Would've loved to see them live.

"יהי שלום בחילך, שלוה בארמנותייך"
posted by FeldBum at 11:11 AM on September 17, 2007

That was so cool! I love this project.
posted by thehmsbeagle at 11:45 AM on September 17, 2007

These are very cool.

Also, did anyone notice that in the last photo, the scary bunker-like watchtower has graffiti that says "Place bomb here" with a big arrow?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:03 PM on September 17, 2007

That's pretty cool.

Though I am always struck by something about pictures of Israel. The people seem unusually happy and levitated for what you see around them.

I mean seriously. Look at that place. When I was there in 1980's it was bad. But now? Outside some of the agricultural areas it's a devastated shit hole. God. So depressing. I don't know how they do it day to day.
posted by tkchrist at 1:09 PM on September 17, 2007

Wonderful post--thank you.
posted by rumposinc at 3:18 PM on September 17, 2007

An imam, a rabbi and a christian priest walk into a bar...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:57 PM on September 17, 2007

Thats kind of a little bit of awesome....
posted by fatcatslimslim at 7:03 PM on September 17, 2007

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