It’s hard to truly translate Israeli chutzpah, that combination of audacity, nerve and boldness that characterizes the Israeli identity, but there’s no doubting its ubiquity.
Now, a new photography exhibit at Holon’s Institute of Technology proves the point, in full color.
Titled “Israeli Chutzpah,” the exhibit opened January 2, and closes February 8. It’s in honor of the country’s 70th birthday, coming up this spring, and asks whether the Israeli national identity is a blessing or a curse.
The curators put out a call for photographers’ works on the subject, accepting both professional and amateur photos. They received a myriad of looks at the reality, from stereotypes to more positive views.
The final result is 35 photographs from 20 photographers, each one telling a story, offering a viewpoint, looking at a scene — and all illustrating that characteristic chutzpah.
Go take a look for yourself: The exhibition is at the Holon Institute of Technology, 52 Golomb Road, Building 5, third floor. Open Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.