A Sort of Bio

I love to take photographs, talk about them and think about their meanings and possible uses.

I perceive them as an entry point to lived experience and a tool to promote

a better understanding of the self and the collective.

As a photographer and teacher, I currently combine my activist documentary work, as part of the Activestills Collective, and my background in theory and history of photography to create community-enhancement photography programs for groups, such as youth at risk, the elderly, persons coping with health and mental health issues, and more. 

 

As a consultant and curator, I facilitate creative processes that use photography and culminate in books,

exhibitions, artistic interventions, and multimedia projects. 

I have created this website in order to draw attention to two very personal projects,

both of which deal with the intergenerational transference of trauma caused by war. 

You are welcome to learn more about those endeavors in the “Shooting” and “Healing” sections,

and at www.tolightupahome.org [Hebrew].

 

Thank you for stopping by,

Shiraz