Anat Cossen / Transition / June 06 – 23 2012


Following my return from a visit to my birth country I was struggling to settle back and resume normal life. The night became time for processing emotions and images poured from me, my unconscious was speaking. It was an intuitive process and a way to reconnect with my identity, with this land, with the life I have made here.

I use my creation to make sense of my place in the surrounds, it flows from somewhere deep and personal. By photographing myself and working in solitude, I am free to express my space in my time.

The person in the image is a representation, the same way the leaf, the sticks and the fabric are. It is not my self-portrait it is a portrait of a situation, one in transition and in search of clarity.

In 1997, Anat completed her advanced diploma in applied photography at Hadassah College, Jerusalem, Israel. After arriving in Australia in 1998, she worked for several years as a commercial portrait photographer and she now teaches photography to tertiary students at Photography Studies College in Southbank. Anat is also undertaking a masters of fine art at RMIT University in Melbourne.

Anat has exhibited at Tel Hai Museum of Photography in 1997, Israel; at the Jewish Museum, Melbourne in 2001 and at “With one brush”, Melbourne in 2002. She represented Hadassah College in a national exhibition in 1997 and won Best of Photography award at “With one brush”.

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