In the second meeting of Outstanding Archives, photographer and curator of photography at the Eretz Israel Museum Guy Raz will explore the artistic legacy of Aliza Auerbach, focusing on the trilogies Portrait of a Nation / Motherhood / Landscape / Letters.
Aliza Auerbach (born in Israel) studied Philosophy and Bible Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She began taking still photographs for international film productions in 1972, subsequently turned to photojournalism (publishing her work in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Times, The London Times, etc.), and in 1989 turned to art photography. Her books include: The Stone Bird (1983), Poems of Jerusalem with Yehuda Amichai (1987), Mothers on Earth (1997), Women at Work (2003), The Song of the Sea (2007), and the trilogy Rishonim (Pioneers, 1990), Aliya (Immigrants, 1992), and Survivors (2012).
Auerbach has exhibited extensively in Israel and abroad, and won many prizes and awards. Her works are included in public collections (e.g. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Ein Harod; The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park) as well as in private collections the world over. The National Library of Israel is proud to hold her archive.
Guy Raz, Photographer & PhotoCurator at MUZA - Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Introduction: Matan Barzilai, Head of Archives, National Library of Israel
Sunday May 23rd 12 Sivan 08:00 - 09:00
Guy Raz, Matan Barzilai
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Aliza Auerbach, untitled, from the series Readers (National Library of Israel), 2013