1999 – Untitled, Adi Nes

This carefully staged photograph by Adi Nes (b.1966) references Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Last Supper. These soldiers, caught in the vortex of a conflict over which they have no control, put their lives on the line. An aura of holiness is granted to these young and idealistic figures, for whom this meal could be their last. The chromogenic print is part of the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. (Copyright the artist, gift of Gary B. Sokol, San Francisco)