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Inbal Abergil

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Photograph by Inbal Abergil

Image Title: Staying in Place

Paper Dimensions (H x W): 11x14 inches

Image Dimensions (H x W): 10x12.5 inches

Year Created: 2021

Edition 1/10 + 2AP

Signed on lower left corner

Image Description: "From the beginning people... have never managed, whether on their own or with the help by others, to see anything besides the shadows that are [continually] projected on the wall opposite

them by the glow of the fire."

Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, Part I, Translation by Thomas Sheehan.

Staying in Place examines the intimacy of a place and navigating life in isolation. Together with Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, this work opens a pathway for representation and visibility in this circumstance.

Photographer's Bio: Inbal Abergil is a New York-based photographer and educator. Her recent practice focuses on the aftermath of war and the human cost of conflict. Most recently, she was nominated for the Smithsonian Artist Fellowship (2020), and was the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant (2018) and a finalist for the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship (2019) and the 2018 Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, CDS at Duke University. Her series "Nothing Left Here But The Hurt" has been nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet Photography Prize (2012). She was selected as a 2013 FlaxArt International Artist in Residence, Northern Ireland, and was an artist in residence at Baxter St. at the Camera Club of New York (2015).

Her photographs have appeared in publications such as The Los Angeles Times, LensCulture, Musée Magazine, Photograph Magazine, PDN, BuzzFeed and Hyperallergic. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at Pace University.

This photograph was donated by Inbal Abergil