A house without a roof

Photographs. Selections
Golfer, Adam, photographer
גולפר, אדם, photographer

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  • Creator Adam Golfer ; translations: Mostafa Ouajjani (Arabic), Gabriela Vainsencher (Hebrew)
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First edition. Brooklyn, New York : Booklyn, 2016.
  • Physical Details
    • 161 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
  • ISBNs 9780692726501, 0692726500
  • OCLC ocn981766660


  • Shortlisted for the Paris-Photo/ Aperture First Book Award, 'A House Without a Roof' considers the overlapping histories of violence and displacement connecting Europe, Israel and Palestine. With photographs, archival imagery and original texts, Brooklyn-based artist Adam Golfer weaves together fictions of his family history with representations from Israel?s founding and ongoing military occupation. Ethnic and national identities are ruptured and reassembled as he interrogates contradictory histories and notions of selfhood, exploring strands that connect the Jewish Diaspora out of Europe and forced mass migrations from Palestine following World War II. Golfer situates this inquiry through the triangular relationship between his grandfather (a survivor of Dachau), his father (who lived on a kibbutz in the early 1970s) and himself.


  • Cover title.
  • Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Booklyn, July 10-September 5, 2015.
  • Text in English with Hebrew and Arabic at the bottom of the pages.
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