Interview: Ilia Yefimovich

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Interview: Ilia Yefimovich

Yefimovich Ilia‘s work is a research of the human conflict and it obsession with territory. She works both in Russia and Israel. She is building a puzzle that shows the territorial conflict of Israel and Palestine. She bases her work in photographing Portraits and Landscapes. In her work she uses the basics of photography working with a 4×5 camera that helps her to integrate with the historical part of the locations she works at.


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Luca Curci – When you start practicing art and why?

Yefimovich Ilia – I have started my interest in photography from my older brother, my first work were just some wondering on the street of the city looking for the interesting moments, in 2006  I have started my photojournalistic career by working with Russian Magazine “Ogonek”, and after that finishing in 2011 art academy in Tel-aviv, Israel, I both work in the field of Art and Documentary photography trying to bring them together in to one body of work . At the moment I’m a member at “Agripas 12” Gallery in Jerusalem and a photographer for Getty-Images in Israel and Palestine.

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L.C. –  Can you talk about your artistic work? Which are your inspirations?

Y.I. – When I first started my interest in photography I have fall in love with work of Jan Saudek and Sally Mann and until today they are my biggest inspiration.

L.C. – What are you currently working on?

Y.I. – At the moment I’m trying to find the boundaries of photography, working on definition of art as photography.

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L.C. – What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

Y.I. – In order to build the future , you have to study your past.

L.C. – What is art for you?

Y.I. – A way to justify my darkest and digest thoughts.

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L.C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo organisation?

Y.I. – Organisations like these are very important to make an opportunity for young artists to see the world and to show their works to international crowed.

L.C. – Do you think International ArtExpo organisation can represent an opportunity for artists?

Y.I. – Indeed so , great platform that gives opportunity for young artists.

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