Photo Israel, International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv
About Shira Mushkin
Shira Mushkin (b. 1963, New Jersey, U.S.A.) is an American-Israeli photographer, and multidisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Meitar, Israel. She is a graduate (1986) of Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv, with a B.Ed in Art (2004) and a M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture - Curating (2011) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer Sheva. She has recently been awarded the 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in the Digital Manipulation and Collage category and has received Honorable Mention in the IPA 2020 Awards. Working primarily in photography with a snapshot, direct style, her art seeks to capture the beauty and meaning found in everyday objects and scenes, while exploring ideas about identity, gender, and memory. She examines the way in which a mundane moment is elevated and recorded, prodding the memory of a past occurrence, as well as looking at the world through her perspective of life as an ephemeral existence.