Israeli photographer Rachel Papo has a book coming out, featuring her series on female soldiers called Serial No. 3817131. Papo was in the Israeli Air Force in the late 80s, and, according to a blurb on her publisher's website, her photos reveal "these young girls caught in transient moments of self-reflection and uncertainty, as if stuck in a state of contradiction. Rather than portraying the soldier as heroic, confident, or proud, Papo's photographs reveal the soldier and the teenage girl in constant negotiation, caught between two extremes: a soldier who lives on an army base surrounded by hundreds just like her, but underneath her uniform, there is an individual who wishes to be noticed." Somehow, these women manage to explore their individuality without taking their clothes off, unlike the Israeli soldiers featured in Maxim this month. [Rachel Papo Official Site, Powerhouse Books via Jewcy]
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