Life Science

Photographereran gilat
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyMillennium Pictures
City/CountryRehovot, Israel
Entry Description

I am a Neuroscientist and an avid Art Photographer, highly inspired by my long lasting confrontation with natural fauna. It takes a while for a young clinician to accommodate the hospital scenes. This is done by extensive training; some cannot adjust to the visuals. My "Life Science” project is forcing the biological tissue into a relatively pleasant, sometimes artificial scenarios contemplating issues of materialism, erotica and mortality, corresponding with intriguing category of “Animal reminder” in the visual arts. I feel my work engages also various toning of violence. We tend to describe violent humankind behavior as an animal like beastly revolting one, associated with animal violent behavior. I believe in many aspects we are inferior to the animal world moral conduct, while being superior in our intellectual competence. . # All specimens are derived from Natural History Collections

About Photographer

I am a Neuroscientist and an avid Art Photographer. I earned my B.Sc. in Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, my D.Sc. degree in Medical Sciences from the Israel Institute of Technology and my Post-Doctoral Training from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. My research focuses on the study of the mechanisms underlying epilepsy, and the development of innovative cure for this illness. I presented My “Life Science” project in solo and group exhibitions in leading galleries in Israel and was invited for a solo exhibition under the auspices of the New York Photography Festival (2011). Numerous invitations followed including: Lodz Fotofestival GradPrix, Arles Open Salon-Gallery Huit, Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Cape Town Photography Festival (MoP5 2012), the Art of Photography show at San Diego Art Inst., Athens Photography Festival 2012, Millennium images – London, first prize 2012, Edward Hopper Art Center- NY with Jury Recognition Award and the “HUMAN FLOWS” exhibition by Cambridge University. Included in the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins – Portfolio 6. At present presented at the Jerusalem - On The Seam Museum – “FLESH AND BLOOD” exhibition. Invited for a solo by the Sofia Month of Photography and will be included in the next Gomma Book (Su-ture).