Novelist Alona Kimhi
Photo: Iris Nesher
Photographer Iris Nesher will represent Israel in an international book fair in Moscow, scheduled to open in December. Representatives from 22 countries are expected to take part in the fair.
This will be the second time Nesher displays her work in the Russian capital. In March, her work was presented at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in an exhibition which was deemed a success and praised by critics as "contemporary art at its best, which reveals another dimension of depth and complexity in the art of photography."
Author Judith Katzir in 'Second Skin' exhibition
Nesher photographs female Israeli novelists and poets, with a word or sentence carrying a personal significant meaning written on their skin or located in the nearby space.
For each photograph, each of the featured women wrote her own personal text, deepening the significance of the words she chose to be photographed with. Nesher gave this ongoing project the title "Second Skin."
The authors taking part in Nesher's project include Ronit Matalon, Tzruya Shalev, Agi Mishol, Nano Shabtai, Yehudit Hendel, Dorit Rabinyan, Shulamit Lapid, Nurit Zarchi, Alona Kimhi, Shira Geffen and Lea Aini.