About the Artist
By Heart integrates texts and photographs from various time periods in a way that narrates a story that is greater than the sum of its parts. Through its exposure and presentation, Eyal and Anat’s personal, intimate story is expropriated from its protagonists to become a statement or speculation about the power in documentation, in making art, and in love, raising questions about the meaning of life and the need to leave one’s imprint.
Eyal Landesman. Artist, Social Activist, Founder and Artistic Director of the Israeli Photography Festival.
Landesman was born in Israel in 1970. He graduated from Wizo Haifa School of Art & Design where he studied photography and graphic design.
His works have been published in many magazines and have been exhibited around the world. His works include motion art (Her Morning Elegance – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_HXUhShhmY) which was nominated for the 2010 Grammy award, in the video clip category. It was screened at Cannes Lion Festival, L.A. Film Festival, contemporary film festival at the Centre Pompidou and SXSW.
In 2006 Harvard University purchased the archive of his works. In 2009 he founded The Israeli Photography Festival, A 14 day’s unique and independent international festival, which exhibits contemporary photography and deals with social issues using the language of photography. He has been its artistic director ever since.
In 2015 Landesman became a mentor at TecnoArt – Startup incubator for arts, culture and media technologies.