Selected Works

Ilit Azoulay was born in 1972, in Jaffa, Tel Aviv. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

Azoulay received a classical training in photography, but ever since she completed her MFA she has critically confronted the norms of photography imposed by a paradigm, developed in a male-dominated industry, that the medium should capture a decisive moment. On the one hand her post-produced images inscribe the photographic process in duration, while on the other it alters the photographic perspective induced by the use of a single lens. Azoulay is best known for pioneering a photography technique aimed at recomposing an image according to the data issued from a thorough research process.

In Azoulay’s work, no element is simply found, but its origins traced and sensed. None of her work is photography in the straightforward sense of the term. Each element in her highly constructed images, even the most banal looking piece of concrete or dust, is carefully considered and (dis)placed. Her composite and multilayered images allow for a parallax view of several layers across time and space and are inscribed in the record of a duration.