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Department of Photography

Photography 2019 : Graduate Works
Anna Mushkin, In Front of the Mirror
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Photography
The photos in the exhibition were weaved out of local every-day life, as an act of staging real or questionable memories. This body of work sets out to formulate an image of covering and revealing, a space that simulates life as an unknown, a temptation, and examines the relation between yearning and holding, between now and the next moment.
My life started in a different city and country, but if you ask me, my story begins in the city of Nahariya, in a small house by the sea. But then, the family photographs come in – the black and white, the vacations in Sochi, the wallpaper, the snow, the fur coats – and I understand that I am also something else. As someone who grew up into her parent’s stories and photos, I realized that this is such a strong narrative that it almost becomes my own memory, only without a real experience; a memory of another kind, which now exists in me, in a transitional space of sorts, without roots or a distinct structure.
Scholars calls this phenomenon “postmemory,” shaped via stories and mostly photographs of family members from the previous generations. This interpretation allows a conversation about memory that is not limited to the past, but also addresses the present and the future.
Anna Mushkin
Graduated 2019
In Front of the Mirror