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15 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018

Street is not a Studio

Czech Centre Tel Aviv always tries to present Czech culture from various perspectives. One of them is through the lens of Israeli photographers who visited the Czech Republic and captured its spirit. Now you have a chance to see new exhibition in our Gallery On the Fence by Gabi Ben Avraham.

“My name is Gabi Ben-Avraham. I am 57 years old, and married with three children aged 21, 26 and 28. I work in a software company and live in a quiet neighbourhood of Tel Aviv, the city which I grew up in, have never left and is a part of me and my hobby - photography. I enjoy cinema and music, and during the 1980’s photographed using film cameras. I then did not touch a camera for 20 years until I received a digital camera as a gift for my birthday from my wife 2 years ago. The rest is history….

Sometimes I stand and wait for things to converge – a cyclist, a dancer, a child – moving along. They are not aware that they are moving towards a certain object, but I am. Street Photography is my favourite way of looking at the world. My camera has become an integral part of me and I cannot imagine myself without it. Everywhere I go I take it with me thinking ‘maybe today will be my lucky day and I will take the photo of my life’. Via the camera lens I am constantly looking around me, searching for that ‘decisive’ moment that will never return, unless I catch it. When pushing the button, I try to make some sense, restore order to the chaotic scheme of things in the composition. The components ‘speak’ with each other in a special dialogue, either by color, shape, or light. Capturing the elusive, special moment after which things will never be the same and making it eternal – that is my goal. Forgotten, transparent people in urban surroundings are being granted their moment of grace. The shadows, fragile outlines, reflections within daily lives that are not noticed in the busy and thick urban landscape and sometimes are even crushed by it – these are precious to me. Those expressions, compositions – flickering like dim lights on the horizon – I treasure these before they are lost in time.”



Zeitlin Street 23
6495518 Tel Aviv


From: 15 Jan 2018
To: 15 Mar 2018


Czech Centre

Date 15 Jan 2018 10:28:00

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