Gold / 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 an Israeli photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. He received his MBA from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became a faculty member at the International Center for Photography (ICP). Based in New York City he photographs around the world represented by Polaris Images photo agency and Anastasia Photo gallery.
Natan's main projects were exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America and Israel including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Portland Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Blenton Museum of Art (Austin), Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona), Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR), Anastasia Photo Gallery (New York), Schneider Gallery (Chicago), Houston Center for Photography, Center for Photography in Woodstock, Museo de Antioquia (Medellin), Festival de la Luz (Buenos Aires), War Photo Museum (Dubrovnik), the Central European House of Photography (Bratislava), Christieï¿½s (London), Kultur Bahnhof Eller (Dï¿½sseldorf), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Museum on the Seam (Jerusalem). His work has been published by leading international magazines including the New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Der Spiegel, Stern, the Sunday Times, Paris Match, Le Monde, Figaro, Journal de Dimanche, Focus, Die Zeit, and Corriere Della Sera among others.
Natan Dvir's His work has received recognition wining prizes around the world including the Picture of the Year (POYi), PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, LensCulture Emerging Talent Award, Px3 Prix de la Photographie, International Photography Award (IPA), Discoveries of the Meeting Place (FotoFest), Aesthetica Art Prize, New York Photography Festival Award, Critical Mass top 50, and the Picture of the Year Award in the Israeli press.