Galia Gur Zeev
״…Picture two types of gazes: one, which observes in real time, is active and industrious, documenting and perpetuating: Galia Gur Zeev, a photographer, diligently documents the objects in her parents’ home after her father’s passing.
Gur Zeev takes the liberty to observe this distant biographical “temporal fold” and reinvent it: in a self-initiated elusive process she assembles the pieces of her “Brazilian self,” reconstructing the signs and traces which this period left on her family. Photoshop and digital flexibility serve her as prime agents in weaving the tale and embodying the old-new narrative. After constructing her “Brazilian family archive,” Gur Zeev inserted details from it into issues of the Brazilian magazine Manchete (Headline) from those years, which recount the marvels of the country lying along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The magazine pages and its touristy photographs infuse an air of adventure and magic into the family photographs, lending them a touch of the big wide world, of bourgeois luxuries and indulgence…״