Rachel Papo: Serial No. 3817131

#Photography

Wed, Mar 29th, 2006 23:25 by capnasty NEWS

A great series of photographs by Rachel Papo showing an often missed side of girls in the Israeli army.

I decided to portray female soldiers in Israel during their mandatory military service as a way for me to revisit my own experience. I served as a photographer in the Israeli Air Force between 1988-1990. It was a period marked by continuous depression and extreme loneliness, and at the time I was too young to understand these emotions. Through a series of images showing female soldiers in army bases and outside, individually or in groups, I attempt to reveal a facet of this experience that is generally overlooked by the global community.

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