« This body of work includes photographs taken in various deserts around the world.
Locations include Israel, California, and even the world’s smallest desert in Maine. The project was inspired by the mid-century Israeli initiative to make the desert bloom into a lush and habitable oasis. Rather than surveying the results of the historical initiative, this series highlights the desert’s universality, its frightening vastness, uncharted beauty, and most importantly its unique ability to surprise. The geometry of the formal landscape is contrasted by strange traces of life, making the desert appear ordinary yet peculiar, familiar yet enchanting. »
– Yael Eban, Photographer
Yael Eban is a Brooklyn-based artist who was born in Israel and raised in Indiana. She is a 2014 graduate of the MFA program inPhoto, Video, & Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her previous publications and features include BOOOOOOOM, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Paper Journal, and PHASES amongst others.
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