The Disappearing ‘valley of photography’ | Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Photographer Isik Sonenshtain is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project  ‘Allenby Street. Valley of Photography’To see Isik’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

In its glory days (40’s – 80’s) Allenby street was one of the glamorous streets in Tel Aviv (Israel). For photography enthusiasts and professionals it was known as the ‘valley of photography’, with numerous photography businesses for equipment and supply.

Some 35 years later, Allenby is a neglected, unfashionable dusty street. In parallel, with the decline of the analog photography era, the glory of the ‘valley of photography’ had dried away.

 

 

 

 

Armed with a 65 years old 4/5 film camera, I went to document the relics of the photography businesses that somehow survived.

This project took place on the summer of 2017.

Sadly, since then some of these business owners had passed away.

 

All images and text © Isik Sonenshtain

 

 

 

The book ‘Valley of Photography’ is available in Hebrew.
Please contact for details.

 

 

See also:

Reservoir Dogs

By Isik Sonenshtain

 

 

 

 

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