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CAPTURED

Echoes of Silence: Recreating Family Photos

#captured_Oct7

By Sharon Derhy

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Chaim Peri (79) was abducted by Hamas from his home in the Kibbutz. 

Chaim is still held hostage in Gaza. His son is waiting for him.

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Nurit and Amiram Cooper (84) were abducted by Hamas from their home in the Kibbutz. 

Amiram is still held hostage in Gaza. Nurit was released after 17 days.

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Ron Binyamin (53) was abducted by Hamas on his way home from a bike ride. 

Ron was murdered by Hamas, His body was recovered from Gaza and buried in Israel.

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Gadi Mozes (79) was abducted by Hamas from his home in the Kibbutz. 

Gadi is still held hostage in Gaza. His children are waiting for him.

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The Munder family were abducted by Hamas from their home in the Kibbutz. 

Avraham (79) is still held hostage in Gaza. Ruth and her grandson, Ohad, were released after 49 days.

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Yocheved and Oded Lifshitz (83) were abducted by Hamas from their home in the Kibbutz.

Oded is still held hostage in Gaza. Yocheved was released after 17 days.

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Gadi Mozes (79) was abducted by Hamas from his home in the Kibbutz. 

Gadi is still held hostage in Gaza. His granddaughter is waiting for him.

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Elad Katzir (47) was abducted by Hamas from his home in the Kibbutz. 

Elad was murdered by Hamas, His body was recovered from Gaza and buried in Israel.

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Yair (45) and Eytan (37) Horn were abducted by Hamas from their home in the Kibbutz. 

Yair and Eytan are still held hostage in Gaza. Their brother is waiting for them.

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Liri Albag (18) was abducted by Hamas. 

Liri is still held hostage in Gaza. Her siblings are waiting for her.

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Yossi Sharabi (53) was abducted by Hamas from his home in Kibbutz Be'eri. 

 Yossi was killed. His body is still being held by Hamas.

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Naama Levy (19) was abducted by Hamas. 

Naama is still held hostage in Gaza.

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Evyatar David (23) was abducted by Hamas from a music festival in Israel.

Evyatar is still held hostage in Gaza. 

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Shlomi Ziv (41) was abducted by Hamas from a music festival in Israel.

Shlomi is still held hostage in Gaza. 

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Tamir Nimrodi (19) was abducted by Hamas.

Tamiris still held hostage in Gaza.

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Ori Danino (25) was abducted by Hamas from a music festival in Israel.

Ori is still held hostage in Gaza. 

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Edan Alexander (20) was abducted by Hamas.

Edan is still held hostage in Gaza. 

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Omer Neutra (22) was abducted by Hamas from israel near the Gaza border.

Omer is still held hostage in Gaza. 

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Alex Lobanov (33) was abducted by Hamas

Alex is still held hostage in Gaza. 

About

ABOUT

The “Captured” initiative, advocating for the return of Israeli hostages, was launched by Sharon Derhy, the daughter-in-law of Chaim Peri, who was abducted on October 7th by Hamas from his home in Israel. 
 

The initiative emerged when Derhy’s husband, Lior, visited his father's home in Kibbutz Nir-Oz and recalled a photo taken there a year earlier. In the photo, he and his father are seen at the doorstep of the house, reading weekend newspapers in a laid-back setting. Lior recreated the photo, now with his father absent and the aftermath of the October 7th massacre evident. He sent the recreated photo to Derhy, who juxtaposed both images, added the caption 'Waiting', and uploaded it to Facebook. The overwhelming response to the photos made her realize this could be the strong campaign she was seeking, connecting viewers immediately to the urgency of bringing the hostages back home.

 

Derhy collaborated with the Hostages and Missing Family Forum to lead the recreation of more family album photos where hostages are absent. The original and recreated photos, presented side by side, illustrate the void left in the families’ hearts, depicting their worry and excruciating pain as they await the return of their loved ones.

 

"Captured" transcends mere imagery. It serves as a powerful voice for families torn apart by kidnappings, their pain echoing through the silence of empty spaces. The absence of the persons in the photos draws you in, compelling you to want to complete the photo, reassemble the harmony and by that reunite the family.

 

By sharing these stories, we aim to draw attention to the human cost of the horrid events of October 7th, urging decision-makers to prioritize the release of hostages and bring about their immediate release.

Additional photographers:
Michal Chitayat: reproduced photos - Amiram kooper, Avraham Munder, Yair and Eytan Horn, Ron Binyamin, Shlomi Ziv.
Amiram Oren: original photo of Oded Lifshitz.
Ari Folman: reproduced photo of the Lifshitz family living room.

Production: Liba Ne'eman 
Graphic design: Oren Vermus
Video editing: Michael Patrick and
Roni Kleiner

PR: Gali Zander and Tammy Gorli 
Thanks: Aurit Zamir, Noa Erenberg, Doron Lahav

Special thanks to all the participating families and to the Hostages Families Forum.

Contact

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