Print mounted in wooden box.
Image rights: Lili Almog
Migdal David Jerusalem, w22 Galeria Costa Rica
The Space Within. Almog is renowned for her photography of the feminine body and psyche. The artistic focus of Almog’s work, is to capture the state of the spiritual and cultural identity amongst and of women influences around the world. Almog demonstrates her aptitude of extreme visualization force and an intimate work that is reflecting what she sees through the lens of her own self, a woman coming from a turbulent, explosive, political and strict background, but, yet she has a crystal clear perception; not closed, permissive, with an intricate vision, and a curious stare of a child, through and through.
Almog has worked primarily through photography in environmental portraiture.
Currently the experimental direction of The Space Within presents new views of the feminine figure and how women’s identity has evolved over the worldwide circumstances. The showcase premiered at Martin Browne Contemporary, curated by Sandy Edwards in Sydney, Australia; Featured recently at Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem Art Biennial.
In Perfect Intimacy, Almog work excerpts the charism of cloistered nuns from the Carmelite Order.The photographs reveal the intimacy within the dedicated women and the artist contemplation of seeking and observing the spiritual perfection of inner peace.
Almog’s spiritual journey has taken her on extended travels far and beyond, including unfrequented villages in China, meeting and documenting independent rural women, mostly of the Muslim community - in The Other Half of the Sky.
Lili Almog moved to United States in the mid 80’s from Tel Aviv, and resides and works in New York City.
Almog has been exhibited widely, with solo shows at several international venues including: The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; Emmanuel Walderdorff Gallery, Germany; Photographers’ Place, UK; The Alternative Museum, New York; Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA; Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark; Ffotogallery, UK; Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic; and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel.
Lili Almog’s photographs are also included in permanent collections at The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Museum
About Lili Almog
Raised in a matriarchal home, Lili Almog has built a celebrated photography career, focusing her lens primarily on women and, more recently, on the traces of human presence in America’s post-industrial landscapes. She began her career in the mid-1980s as a photojournalist, working on fashion shoots and portraiture, and documenting New York’s edgy nightlife in candid black-and-white images. By the early 1990s, she was concentrating on her own projects, which have taken her into women’s bedrooms, Carmelite nunneries in Israel and America, and rural China, where she sensitively captured women in moments of intimacy and introspection. “My intention…is to enter an extremely private space without disrupting the delicate essence of communication between subject, their experience, and the viewer,” Almog has said. “I wish to move beyond documentation…so that people may speak their stories to me.”
Israeli, b. 1961, based in New York City, NY, USA