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IN THE SHADOWS OF SMOKESTACKS, 1990
"...The blurring and intensity of color may also call to mind Impressionist painting (influenced by Turner); in Netiv's photographs, however, massive lumps and intricate systems of wholly modern industrial facilities emerge amidst all these painterly associations from the past. They are like alien corn, introducing a sharp contrast to the saccharine sweet Technicolor magic imbuing the photographs; the smokestacks, the pipes, the electricity lines and high-voltage poles arising from the smoky stains convey a concentrated intensity while at the same time eliciting a strong apocalyptic sense..."
-- Talia Rapaport, Davar, 26 October 1990 [Hebrew]