Landscape, Land exhibit
The exhibit, "Landscape, Land", presents photographer Yoram Bouzaglo's highly individual perspective on nature and the landscape. His photographs echo the spirit of the Impressionists Manet and Monet, but unlike their paintings, his photographs move from impression to abstraction, from the realities of daily life to the essence of the existential and the spiritual. These elements are rooted profoundly in the photographer's faith and life style as a man of Torah and learning, who continues to question and to wonder about his destiny as a creator in today's high-achieving world.
His choice to shoot his subjects in digital format, rather than the conventional professional format, in film, seems to undermine the traditional values of photography and the professional values of the photographer himself.
Through Bouzaglo's lens, nature and the landscape -- customarily photographed in high resolution -- are actually reflected beyond the focal point, thereby creating aesthetic distance from the photographed reality. The resulting image arouses yearning and nostalgia for the landscapes of the past: a faded old shack and cactus plants, as symbols of reality, fade into oblivion. Bouzaglo's work does not seek to imitate external reality, but rather to recast it as the internal essence of observation.
Yoram Bouzaglo, born in 1960, is a photographer and teacher of photography. His works throughout the years portray constricted images, characterized by a depth of form and colour which coalesce into an aesthetic of excellence. Based on a high degree of technical skill, Bouzaglo's oeuvre reveals a deep understanding of the photographic medium.
The exhibit was first shown in Jerusalem at the new gallery of Musrara, the Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, where it was curated by Avi Sabbagh. It is currently on view at Ramat Hanadiv to celebrate the opening of our innovative course on plant-driven landscape design and planning, focusing on the spirit of the place.
To purchase photographs, contact the artist at: firstname.lastname@example.org