“One can contain multiple identities. So many can exist in one. Several truths stand in parallel. If human beings are born pure, with no distinction between hatred and love, how can the human race be so mistaken? What scale is used to choose the division of right and wrong? How can human beings act against the existence of another's identity and life? It is never too late to call for peace. It is never too late for purification.” - Zhir Zilberstein
The photographic series MY GRANDMOTHER, THE JEWISH PALESTINIAN ZIONIST ZABAR. is about a journey, about the desire to be a white flag. Based on the analysis of olive trees and the sabra (Zabar) plant as symbols of antiquity and present times in the context of ethnic connection, complex identity, trauma and peace, it discusses personal connection, family history, and the endless search for identity.
Hopefully alive and happy, engaged in something good for my delicate soul.
One that make sense to me.
Listen to my intuitions.
Work that have thought and depth in it.
With no expectations.
Be true to yourself and stand behind your work, proudly.
I have changed, I can say, now I know better who am I. I have no fear to show myself and my work, as is.
Photography is my passion, I find in it a place for self-expression.