Peabody Museum Names Miki Kratsman as the 2011 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

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CAMBRIDGE, MA.- The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology announced the selection of the 2011 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the Fellowship to Miki Kratsman, a prize-winning Argentinean-born photographer who has lived in Israel since 1971. His work has appeared in the Venice Art Biennale, and in solo exhibitions from Tel Aviv to Seoul , Madrid, and New York. Kratsman will create a project called Palestinian Semblance (working title). Since 1986, Kratsman has covered the occupied territories as a photographer for several newspapers, mostly for the Schoken Group, publishers of Ha’aretz newspaper. Over the years, he has photographed Palestinians at demonstrations, daily activities, celebrations, funerals, for profile story portraits, and more. During his Fellowship, Kratsman will create a portfolio of photographs that explore how Pale