Wall For Peace
Parisian artist Clara Halter and architect Jean-Michel Wilmottes' Wall For Peace
located at the end of the Champ de Mars starkly and simply calls for peace by repeating "peace" in 32 world languages and thirteen alphabets. The wall of transparent panes and tall columns was loosely inspired by the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. The wall was first placed at the Champ de Mars in 2000 and then placed behind the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The day I shot my photographs craftsmen were placing the transparent panels at the Champ de Mars.
Halter has also been co-editor of Eléments. She and her husband painter Marek were also signatories to signatories to the Appeal for Peace in the Middle Eas
t, published in the New York Review of Books.