December 10, 2021
JOURNEY OF FREEDOM
IN CONVERSATION WITH GABI BEN AVRAHAM
Photography by Gabi Ben Avraham
Interview by Melanie Meggs
For Gabi Ben Avraham, street photography is his favourite way of looking at the world. His camera has become an integral part of him and he couldn't imagine himself without it. Constantly looking around him, Gabi searches for that ‘decisive’ moment and makes it eternal. The components of his composition 'speak' with each other in a special dialogue, either by color, shape, or light. Forgotten, transparent people in urban surroundings are being granted their moment of grace. The shadows, fragile outlines, reflections within daily lives that are not noticed in the busy and thick urban landscape and sometimes are even crushed by it – these are all precious to Gabi.
After two years of stagnation and a few lockdowns due to the Covid pandemic, Gabi went to the United States for a family visit in September. His series JOURNEY OF FREEDOM depicts that wonderful feeling of freedom, and Gabi expresses in his own way, the emotions of the people who went through Covid-19 in a surrealistic way.
"The street is not a studio."