Entry Title: "Life Science Photography project"
Name: Eran Gilat , Israel
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Nudes|Portrait|Still Life, Non-Professional


Entry Description: “Life Science” Photography Project by Eran Gilat A Scientist (Neurobiology and Imaging) and an avid Art Photographer This is an attempt of mine to present a personal document of my individual experience in Medical Science research. The project is inspired by long lasting scientific confrontation with various biological specimens. Many life scientists experience during their career a hierarchical preparatory process, confronting, simple systems as well as more complicated ones to simplify extrapolation to human being applications. It takes a while for a young clinician to accommodate the scenes. Some cannot adjust to the visuals. I believe I am dealing with the aesthetics of the scene, improvising various contexts, the tools and paraphernalia are not just the typical ones. "Life Science” contemplates issues of materialism, erotica and mortality, corresponding with the complicated and intriguing category of “Animal reminder” in the visual arts. # The source of all specimens were meat markets and natural history facilities.

About the Artist:

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).