Yaniv Waissa
July 7th - 15th, 2008 > opening at 19h

Yaniv Waissa, a photographer from Israel, will present his work to the Belgrade public.  In the era of digital photography, this artist turns to the past, towards traditional photography. Using the Polaroid Transfer technology Yaniv creates a new picture, which has no clear connection with reality from which it originated no connection with the time or the place where it was made. In his work, the artist approaches humankind who knew too much suffering, and by that, he does not talk about the history of Israel and the Jewish nation only.

I begin a journey into the unknown, towards personal and collective experience- with my body and soul. In a search for that particular moment, when landscapes lose their familiarity and become completely new, unknown lands. At that moment, I have the freedom to study once familiar landscape as if I see it for the very first time.

Yaniv Waissa (1978) is a photographer who lives and works in Jerusalem. He graduated from the department of photography and digital media at Hadassah University in Jerusalem. He is interested in subjects such as obsession, fantasy, and remembrance. He also works as a curator at international exhibitions of artists who are using the Polaroid technique in the creation of their art.