Yoav Friedlander was born in 1985 in Ma’ale Adummim of Jerusalem. He recieved his degree in photography from the Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Yoav left Israel for New York. He is currently pursing his MFA in photography at the School Of Visual Arts. Today we feature his series titled, Unquestioned.
I am interested in imagery that shows human engagement with nature and urban environment. I photograph the landscape of Israel, a new country that has hastily urbanized within a span of a century. I photograph in places or environments infused by collective dreams of an aspired reality, yet baring traces of a temporary or transitory reality, sense of deterioration and human signs of atrophy. Working in large format, I construct and stage each frame, often applying technical processes in post-production as a means to accentuate a state where symbols replace what they represent.
To view more of Yoav’s work please visit his website