During the summer of 2002, Tobocman taught art to children in a village outside of Ramallah, Palestine. To explain his purpose to his parents, lifelong Zionists, he sent them 20 pages from his sketchbook of the trip. These charcoal drawings strip away the historical, religious, and political complexities to reveal the stark humanity of both sides, paring the dialogue to its essence: How to recognize and respect each other's humanity? Includes an introduction by Eric Drooker, an author's note, as well as extensive notes and contexts to the portraits and series of sketches presented herein.
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