Daylight Books set to publish ‘N.O.K.: Next of Kin by Inbal Abergil’

Award-winning Israeli photographic artist Inbal Abergil has an on-going interest in the visual representation of war. This has led her to look beyond the phenomenon of large scale public monuments that pay tribute to fallen heroes to focus instead on the private displays of mementos and personal shrines maintained by families in memory of loved ones killed in military conflict. As a former soldier in the Israeli Air Force in a country where military service is compulsory for most citizens, she was curious to explore the culture of the American military where there has not been a draft since the Vietnam War, and today less than 0.5% of American citizens serve in the armed forces. From 2014-2017, Abergil traveled across the United States to photograph and interview eighteen American families who lost family members in wars spanning World War II and The Vietnam

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