Dark Waters

Daniel Tchetchik

An upcoming exhibition and book

launch at Almacen Gallery


Curator: Netta Laufer

Daniel Tchetchik is an Israeli-American artist and the chief editor of the photography blog at Haaretz, Israel’s longest-running newspaper.

Dark waters is the third part in a series of works by Tchetchik which focus on the tensions that lie between natural elements and human nature, namely, conflict and the effects of climate on people living in this region.


In 2018 Daniel Tchetchik, with support from the International Red Cross Committee, traveled to coastal regions along the Mediterranean Sea where boats carrying refugees attempting to flee North Africa for Europe have capsized or disappeared, documenting possessions lying along the shores that may have belonged to those who have gone missing. The ensuing photographic works which comprise Dark Waters tell a story of life on the margins, at the border between earth and land, hope and fate, disappearance and reappearance, the internal experience and the solid material world.


In October 2019, Almacen Gallery will host an exhibition of works from Dark Waters and the launch of the accompanying book to be published by Kehrer Verlag.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to MESILA, an organization established by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality dedicated to protecting the refugee community living in Tel Aviv through humanitarian assistance, advocacy, information, and social services. Mesila provides direct annual assistance to 10,000 children, women and men from the asylum seeker community, as well as to other undocumented people. Their services focus on children at risk, children with special needs, and treating survivors of human trafficking and slavery.

In order to do so, we are looking for financial support. If you are interested in donating or learning more, please reach out to us at almacenjaffa@gmail.com.