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 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 programsAs a consultant and editor, I facilitate creative processes that use photography and culminate in books, exhibitions, artistic interventions, and multimedia projects. 

Since 2020 I'm the co-founder and editor of Mealelet: Magazine for Artist Books, 
and online platform discussing the role of books in artistic practices.
In 2021 I was appointed the manager of Mevo'ot: The Ideas Fund, 
which works to commemorate the late artist, critique and teacher Joav BarEl.


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].
 
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Shiraz