FINDERS

Research Services

Professional Content and Visual Research for your Book, Film, Art, Media, Organization or Dissertation.

 

A LITTLE ABOUT FINDERS

Elisha Baskin

Historical investigator,  living between France and Jerusalem.

Specializes in historical photography of the Middle East and visual research.

 Studied Art History at Tel Aviv University, International Development at Brandies University (MA) and Political Science at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (BA).  

 

HUMANITIES CONTENT

Content research and writing, scholarly & popular, on local/international topics from politics to the arts, including bibliographic services and literature reviews.

VISUAL CONTENT

Obtaining and clearing rights for photographs, newsreels, historical and contemporary footage, newspapers, artworks and more.

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Finding documents, books, monographs, family papers, periodicals, court decrees, letters and more.

RESEARCH CONSULTATION

Referring you to the right locations, helping you navigate the local archives before embarking on a research project or trip, connecting you with the right archivists and librarians.

 

CLIENTS & PROJECTS

 

Cataloging

for Jerusalem Cinematheque 

2020 

THE ISRAEL FILM ARCHIVE

Visual Research 

Documentary Series by Anat Zeltser and Modi Bar-On for

Hot 8, 2019

TANGLED ROOTS

Cataloging

Digitizing Israeli Visual Culture and Performance Arts  Collections by the National Library of Israel, 2017

ISRAEL DANCE COLLECTIONS

Research Assistant, Fixer & Image Licensing

Book by Judy Batalion, Harper Collins, 2020

THE LIGHT OF DAYS: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

Research Assistant for Two Exhibitions & Administrator of the Michal Heiman Test #4

2016/17

MICHAL HEIMAN

Image Licensing

Book by Benjamin Balint, W. W. Norton & Company, 2018

KAFKA'S LAST TRIAL: THE CASE OF A LITERARY LEGACY

Visual Research 

The Making of Modern Egypt, a film by Michal Goldman, 2016

NASSER'S REPUBLIC, THE MAKING OF MODERN EGYPT

Associate Producer and Researcher

Film by Ben Loeterman on the early encounters between Jewish & Arab nationalism, 2014

1913: SEEDS OF CONFLICT

Research Assistant

Book by Brian Miller and Mike Lapham, Berrett-Koehler, 2012

THE SELF-MADE MYTH

Cataloging

Online archive containing visual documentation of social and political movements in Israel and Palestine, 2015

ACTIVESTILLS

Research Associate

Focused on indigenous rights and the human right to water 

2012/2013

HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL CARR CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY

Research & Campaign Coordinator for "Hamushim"project

2016

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE

Collaboration with "Museum Works" on diverse tasks related to the American Colony Archive

2018/19 

AMERICAN COLONY ARCHIVE COLLECTIONS 

Visual Research

An inside look at Netanyahu’s political rise and his relationship with the U.S.A., 2016

NETANYAHU AT WAR, FRONTLINE

Research and Artist Assistant 

2016/17

RELLI DE VRIES

 

CONTACT

+972 (0)5 28 31 44 73

+33 (0)6 47 80 76 49

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