Born 1975. Photographer.Ronit has presented extensively in Israel and abroad, both solo and in group exhibitions.
My work explores the physicality and history of places and terrains through the things left behind. My engagement with those places is not an external one, but a circular motion that begins with the personal, shifts to the collective and then, returns to the self. In doing so, I consider the ways in which images resonate with memory, pain and belonging.
I act as an investigator in a crime scene, looking for clues into how the past has infiltrated into the present. I rummage the past collecting visual sources to help me make sense of the present. I work with my photos, my documentation of single moments that reveal tension and restrained violence. But I also utilize images from archives, maps and scanned postcards in order to (re)shape the subjects that intrigue me, conscious of the heritage of the imagery into which I am entering.
I work with people but photograph their absence.