Environmental Portraits

CompanyHome Office
PhotographerEdite Haberman
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

These portraits were taken in Western Ukraine and in Istanbul, Turkey. The first 3 images are of nuns from Istanbul. The first 2 are of a woman who is was so beautiful that it was hard to believe she was a nun. The nun in black was in a vow of silence. The fourth Image is of the legendary photojournalist Ara G├╝ler of Istanbul, and the last photo is of a man who was emotionally recounting the story of him and his family when they hid a very young jewish girl in a barrel when the nazis came to town to take all the jews away. The little girl was brought up with his family in secret until she was 14 years old when she was taken secretly to Israel. After 40 years, the young girl, now a woman, went to visit him and his wife with her 2 children.

About Photographer

I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina where I studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, and later immigrated to the US where I received a degree in graphic design and marketing communications from UCLA. I went to work for international advertising agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco as an art director and was involved in major ad campaigns for both print and television for several years. Inspired by photography and cinematography while art directing, I went back to UCLA to study film and simultaneously acquired a degree at the Los Angeles Film School. I wrote, produced and directed short films. Later I went to study photography with some of the world's finest photographers. I have been exhibiting my fine art, documentary, and portrait photography in galleries and juried shows in the US and internationally. I work as a portrait, lifestyle and event photographer for private, and corporate clients. "Photography for me is the culmination of all my experiences in architecture, design, film and art direction. It all comes together and this is where my passion is".