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ReBRUT

Location, Israel
University/SchoolSelf-taught
PhotographerYuval Shiboli

The city of Beer Sheva is Israel's capital of brutalism, and the Ben-Gurion University is, undoubtedly, its crown jewel. In the early 1970s, with nothing surrounding it but the Negev desert, these concrete giants stood still. A remarkable proud symbol of the socialist spirits of that time. Today, however, these buildings are mocked at, regarded as cold and soulless, ugly grey blocks of concrete. I've therefore set to the desert to revive those brutalist wonders, to portray them in a new light, to cast life into their dusty halls. A re-birth, or shall I say- ReBRUT.