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In “Transit,” Israeli Photographer Barak Zemer Captures Modern Day Purgatories

Posted by on February 20, 2018 | Photographer Interviews

There is little or no movement in “Transit,” an exhibition of photographs by Israeli photographer Barak Zemer open through March 3 at Night Gallery in Los Angeles. Instead, the subjects in his photographs are trapped in different types of purgatories — in the seats of airplanes, in hospitals, in highway traffic.

“Passage is not without toll,” says a text that accompanies the exhibition.

Zemer takes the images with a handheld camera. Abstractly, they capture what it means to live in the modern world — always moving, from home to work, from life to death, but still, somehow, always waiting.

A selection of images from the exhibition is below. To learn more, visit Night Gallery’s website.

All images © Barak Zemer.

Barak Zemer Passenger, 2015 Inkjet print on archival paper 34 1/2 x 23 in (87.6 x 58.4 cm)

Barak Zemer Belly, 2016 Inkjet print on archival paper 34 1/2 x 23 in (87.6 x 58.4 cm)

Barak Zemer Peacocks, 2017 Inkjet print on archival paper 34 1/2 x 51 3/4 in (87.6 x 131.4 cm)

Barak Zemer Transit, 2017 Inkjet print on archival paper 34 1/2 x 23 in (87.6 x 58.4 cm)

Barak Zemer Landscape and Bed, 2016 Inkjet print on archival paper 34 1/2 x 23 in (87.6 x 58.4 cm)

 

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