About Ido Abramsohn

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Ido Abramsohn currently lives and works in New York City. He received his B.A. in photography from Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem. Abramsohn’s work has been exhibited around the world, including Haifa Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of Art, Museum on the Seam, and Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair. He is the recipient of Sotheby’s Under the Hammer Award for emerging artists and of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant and participated in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Market Place residency. Abramsohn is expected to participate in the 2014 Camera Club of New York’s Darkroom Residency. Visit him at idoabramsohn.com

Diorama: Photographs by Ido Abramsohn

Ido Abramsohn - Welcome to Lebanon 2 (detail)Artist’s Statement

Models of Israeli soldiers and Palestinian insurgents and civilians were photographed and enlarged to human size. The new scale of the models casts the original meaning of the images in doubt, and enables us to scrutinize the stereotypical perception of the image of the “good” and “bad” soldier, as well as to examine local stereotypes of the Israeli as opposed to the Palestinian. ...{read more}