Israeli lensman’s photos of war-torn Ukraine shown on Tel Aviv museum, Times Square
Photojournalist Ziv Koren’s images from two trips to country over the past year aim to expose tragedies of war
Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is marking one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, with war photographs by Israeli photographer Ziv Koren projected on the facade of the museum.
Koren’s photos, taken over the course of the last year, are simultaneously being shown on giant screens in New York City’s Time Square and on the facade of the museum throughout this week.
The project is in collaboration with the Israel-based Charney Resolution Center, founded by philanthropist Tzili Charney and the ZAZ10TS gallery, in New York.
Koren went to Ukraine in March 2022 with Yedioth Ahronoth reporter Ronen Bergman for a 27-day trip to report on the Russian invasion.
The two made their way to the cities hardest hit by the Russian army, including Lviv, Kyiv, Irpin and Bucha.
The two returned again in December 2022 to the places they had visited six months earlier, and to new war zones.
As part of the museum’s ongoing expression of solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine, the art institution over the next year will host activities for refugees from Ukraine currently in Israel, said Tania Coen-Uzzielli, director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Museum staff will also send art kits to Ukraine through the Early Starters organization, helping young children in emergency situations with educational and therapeutic activities.
Dozens of images are being projected on the facade of the Paulson Family Foundation Building and at the entrance to the Herta and Paul Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, as well as on giant screens in Times Square at the corner of 41st Street and Seventh Avenue.