Past Artist In Residence
September 1 – November 30, 2007
Born in Tel Aviv, Barry Frydlender began making photographs at age fifteen. He studied film and television while growing up in the city and began stitching together his images when he started digitizing his negatives in 1992. His large, detailed color images show the people of this country, both Israeli and Palestinian, usually going about their everyday lives on a large canvas. Using a handheld digital camera, Frydlender accumulates dozens, sometimes hundreds, of individual shots then assembles them seamlessly in a computer. Using this trick, Frydlender has been able to exploit several settings in his pictures of Israeli urban street and café life. While his pictures describe a unified space, they do not depict a uniform period of time. Through the computer, he is able to scan in his images captured over minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months and smooth out differences of time and place into one continuous image. Frydlender has won numerous awards and held exhibitions worldwide, including Athens, Paris, Tel Aviv, London, San Francisco, and New York.