Rachel Witzman’s photo collection Black Magic, featuring black women from around the world, earned her recognition as the first Israeli to be featured in the LUMAS international photo gallery’s portfolio.

 

“All over the world, I photograph and draw women who I can empower” Witzman said. “I went on a globe-trotting tour to meet up close black women in difficult socio-economic conditions, and I managed to capture their magic, beauty and intelligence, alongside their moving stories and the incredible journeys they’ve made during their lives.”

 

Through her photographs, Witzman empowers women and presents a unique perspective on those whose lives start from points of economic hardship and poverty. From Fiji to Uganda, Ethiopia to Guinea, Witzman set out to find these women, and through her camera, to preserve them and their stories in their most natural form. Using photoshop and artistic creativity, Witzman then reinterprets those images. This allows her to highlight the strength and unforgettable power of the these women. “I chose women facing incredibly difficult daily living conditions. I toured the world looking for women with exceptional potential. Using only the paintbrush, camera lens, and photoshops, I chose to strengthen them and give these women a more powerful image, incorporating textiles, jewelry, and different textures to show the black woman in her full beauty” explains Witzman.

 

 

Witzman is a fifth generation Israeli born in Nes Ziona, who moved with her family to Eilat as a child. From a young age Witzman was drawn to art using textiles, clothing design and painting. Her arrival in Eilat exposed Witzman to the power and strength of black woman who had fled Africa in search of better economic opportunities. This formed the basis of her Black Magic photo collection highlighting Sudanese women in Israel.

 

Today Witzman lives in Tel Aviv, and has been a photographer, sculptor, painter and multimedia artist for 20 years. In recent years her work has achieved international recognition, including the honor of being the first Israeli to be featured in a portfolio by Lumas, whose artwork appears in 40 branches around the world. Witzman’s work can be seen in the Tel Aviv gallery of Lumas at 18 Mikve Israel.

 

Lumas was founded in Berlin in 2004 and now includes 40 galleries around the world, featuring over 3,000 unique pieces from 300 leading international artists as well as young up and coming artists. Their works range from modern to classic, graphic, and digital. The Israeli gallery allows customers to see the work up close and purchase on site, or order online to be delivered to their home.

 

 

Rachel Witzman: Photographing Black Women from Around the World

LUMAS Gallery: 18 Mikve Israel, Tel Aviv

Tel: 03-6770448

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-18:00; Friday 9:30-14:00

Recommended to schedule a private meeting  il.lumas.com

Exhibition is open until December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Conducted by the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra’s honorary conductor Maestro Andrew Parrott, the orchestra opened its 29th season with the first complete Israeli performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Vespro della Beata Vergine”. 

 

Orit Wolf, an acclaimed classically trained pianist and lecturer presents  MUSIC & MUSE, The Porter Concert Lecture Series opening on October 30th, featuring Broadway classics from My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and others. Joining Wolf will be guest vocalists, Soprano Claire Meghnagi and Tenor Assaf Kacholi.

 

 

Villa In The Jungle

A Brazilian celebration for 130th birthday of composer Villa-Lobos

By leading Brazilian guitar artists, a Capoeira group and Maestro Doron Salomon

 

Inconceivable: The Totally True One-Woman Semi-Fertile Quasi-"Musical"

A comedic one-woman stage performance incorporating stand-up, music, and various props, performed by an American professional actress.  This performance is in English, suitable for women and men, adult audiences only.

Taking a hilarious and honest look at the complexity of modern infertility, this comedic solo show is insightful, moving, absurd, and compelling.  Everyone can relate to this performance.  Experienced, written, and performed by Meirav Zur, everything seen in this production is amazingly and amusingly true. 

Read what audiences have been saying:

"Wonderful, amazing, brave!"
"Totally fantastic."
"Thank you for making this journey so relatable and funny... Please take this all over the world-- People need to see this!"
"Hilarious and so moving."
"So powerful, emotional, and real. This was an amazing show!"
"Didn't want it to end."
"Very entertaining!"

 

SHOW INFO:
Wednesday, December 27, 20:30 (8:30 PM), at Habima National Theater, 2 Sderot Tarsat, Tel Aviv.

TICKETS:  
Full price at the door (pending availability) = 90 NIS
Advanced Online Purchase = 70 NIS,https://tixwise.co.il/en/ishabima
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**Seats are not assigned. Doors open at 20:00.
 
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Israel's professional English-language theater, English On Stage,new stage production .  The show's title, "Inconceivable: The totally true one-woman semi-fertile quasi-'musical'", quite simply says it all.  Taking an honest look at the complexity of modern infertility, this comedic solo show is insightful, moving, absurd, and compelling.

 Experienced, written, and performed by Meirav Zur, everything seen in this production is amazingly and amusingly true.

Styling:  Wendy Lehmann
Dramaturgy: Natalie Feinstein

Photo Meirav Zur