Exposure № 064: Pirkei Avot

Love work, and despise official positions, and do not become too acquainted with the governing power

Photographer Conrado Sarid-Maletah shares this brilliant series of photos, which he describes as an attempt to translate passages from Pirkei Avot (The Master’s Sentences) into visual poetry. He admires the sense of balance, justice and self-control embodied in the 1800 year old text.

When East meet West the sea, the blue sea start to sing  silent songs

In this project, Sarid-Maletah attempts to interpret literally the sentences from the text while being critical of them.

One who uses the crown will pass away

Sarid-Maletah says:

Portraiture is a very special way to “speak”  because you need to play with the other, you need to communicate with the model first and if the results are ok, the model will be a great way to speak to the public. In these images my model was an Armenian man living in Haifa, North Israel. A very special experience for both of us.

The main thing is not to study but to do

Stay tuned for more of Conrado’s images.

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Conrado Sarid-Maleta’ is a Cuban photographer and painter. He left his home country six years ago, and has not returned. Most recently, he has lived and worked in Europe, and is now in Tel Aviv, Israel. He learned photography with the help of a great Cuban artist, later continuing alone and working very hard to increase day by day what he knew. Mainly, his works use the visual experience as a means to connect with ideas rather than with techniques or methodological processes. He prefers to be a storyteller rather than a perfectionist.

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