'Surrounding – Her'

Through Others’ Eyes - Women 2017 Presents:
'Surrounding – Her'

Through Others’ Eyes is a photography project that aims to enable a group of Arab and Jewish women to get to know each other’s culture through creativity, learning, and shared
experiences.

Throughout the program, the group met photographers from Israel and from abroad, learned about the camera, and experienced creating images that tell a story. The meetings included visits to the homes of the participants, a personal meeting with an artist, and a visit to a photography exhibition.

During the course there were sessions dealing with women’s issues, culture, family, and our surroundings. These sessions revealed similar and different worlds and became the raw materials of the exhibition: opposites intertwined on the same plot of land.
The subject of our surroundings emerged as the main issue: space, landscape, that part of the world, which we all love, prevailed through the lens of the camera.

And in that environment we highlight different facets of female representation.
In the history of art, women were traditionally situated in domestic spheres-- in the role of hostess, or performing tasks related to the kitchen. But as women find their place within the arts those locations tend to change as well.

This exhibition presents women as they go out into the world around them and examine their presence in it. For Arab and Jewish women being in the outside world cannot be limited to issues of gender. It lends way to more general questions about history and ties to the land.

The exhibition illuminates the learning experience.
The meetings and the many questions that came up remained open. There is no ending or summary, but it is a women’s proposal to reexamine our mutual world

Trough Other Women 2017
The Instructors Tamar Shalit Avni, Rauf Abu Fani, Abir Genayem