/ 2018 / Press / People/Personality


“Platforms” is a series exploring the unique New York underground
architecture and the
people temporarily passing through it. Subway platforms seen
from the point of view of a waiting commuter on the other side,
present a voyeuristic experience geometrically dissected by the
architecture of the space. Visually reminiscent of photographic
filmstrips, the ubiquitous subway columns organize the space into
multiple narratives. The platform becomes a stage where “actors”
take their temporary place until the train passes and invites the
following “act”.

The images in this series visualize the nuances of a self-inflicted
isolation in an otherwise dense and chaotic mega-city.
Interactions, or lack thereof, manifest themselves in body
language and spatial locations of the commuters observed.
Overwhelming usage of personal technological devices minimize
the potential for human connection even further. This series
reflects detachment, separation, personal spaces, individualism,
loneliness, and momentary connections in the underground niches
of an urban metropolis.

Natan Dvir is a photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social, and cultural issues. He received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became an adjunct faculty member at the ICP. Based in Tel Aviv he is represented by Polaris Images agency and Anastasia Photo gallery. Natan's main projects were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, and Israel. His work has been published by numerous international magazines and has received recognition winning prizes around the world.

Awards Picture of the Year Award (POYi), Photo District News (PDN) Annual, American Photography Award, International Photography Award (IPA), Prix de le Photographie Paris (Px3), New York Photography Festival Award, Critical Mass top 50, and the Picture of the Year Award in the Israeli press.