Julia Komissaroff (b. Latvia) has lived and worked in Jerusalem since 1991. Regarded as one of the most important emerging photographers in Israel today, she began her documentary career photographing Ethiopian children in the Givat-ha Matos Immigration Camp for a project on resettlement communities between 1998 and 2000, and in 2002 photographed the peace movement in Northern Ireland as a model for peace activism in the Middle East. For the last decade, she has been engaged in two large projects: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fortunes of ethnic minorities in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Her photographs have been exhibited regularly in Moscow, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Minsk, Belarus. [» » »]
THE PEOPLE OF DAVID DECTOR
David Dector was born in Moscow in 1961.
Lives in Jerusalem since 1975.
Graduated from Hebrew University in Islamic Studies.
Travelled in Asia.
Writes poetry and short stories.
In 2006 together with the photographer Julia Komissaroff opened the Jerusalem Seminar of Photography. [» » »]
A leap into the water
The first time I saw Sezannes Painting ” The Gardner Vallier ” 1906, I told myself “this is how I want to paint”.
At the age of 21, I jumped into the water: I started painting. An inner voice told me that first I must learn how to paint.”first paint then learn”I replied in return. [» » »]