Hadass Shereshevsky / Israel
Gallery Comment ::
Shereshevsky pulls the essence from the scene she photographs, using contrasts and veils that emphasize forms and give meaning and depth.
Place. The works were photographed from the window of my home that overlooks the yard of a synagogue.
Time. Saturday night, after the evening prayer.
The worshippers leave after the evening prayer, walking down their regular path as on an endless journey of purification. The images are dark and/ or white luminescent reflections wending their way to a void. Their movements and gradual disappearance are caught in the eyes of my camera as a journey to an empty landscape, to an uninhabited desert, for the purpose of ridding themselves of their past identities and generating new selves.