Lea Golda Holterman

Golda Holterman, BA honours graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, spent 18 months documenting the lives of prostitutes in the region. Until 2008, prostitution was a punishable offence in Israel. Golda Holterman explains what’s behind her images:

“I decided it was important for me to look at this community of women of lost identity not as segmented bodies but as whole individuals and icons of reality. I wanted to code the genetics of prostitution. I feel that prostitution is a concept, a cultural legitimate behavior and a common myth that should be reviewed and analyzed.”
Golda Holterman believes, women’s bodies have become normalized as sexual objects in the media of Western society, particularly photography. The danger of this approach is that the person becomes an object which can be used and disposed of.
“For me, photography is a medium of observation. Through photography, I create an alternative way to observe that a pattern of myth exists in reality: women as a perishable object of desire. If the viewer can stay with the sense of humanism, I will have achieved my goal.”

4 comentários:

Roxana disse...

cette serie que tu presentes depuis quelque temps dediee au theme du sexe dans tous ses aspects est tres interessante et troublante, je te felicite! et j'apprends beaucoup!

salut, Marc. :-)

*mot de verification: briller!

Marc. disse...

Salut Roxana!!!
Ça va?

Ce que je recherche dans ce "theme du sexe" sais le côté Humain,dans toute sa brutalité et froideur quotidienne.

Roxana disse...

"froideur quotidienne"?!!! est-ce que ca doit etre toujours comme ca? :-)

Marc. disse...

mais sais curieux que tout ses nouveaux fotografe ne montre que ce côté "froid et brutal", ou é passer le bonheur la douceur la tendressee???