Sites of Memory
by Omri Talmor
About the Book
My father was born in the small village of Bucecea.
It is located in in Moldavia, a region in the northeastern part of Romania.
In 1964, when he was just 12 years old, my father's family migrated to Israel.
My mother spent her childhood years in the village of Kfar Truman (also known as Truman Village). This village is located in central Israel, 15 km from the city of Tel Aviv.
Ness Ziona is a growing city in central Israel, but back in the 80s it was just a small town where I spent most of my childhood days.
During the course of the last few months I took upon myself a complicated task of tracing my family's roots.
I was eager to find out what has become of the childhood landscapes that we still long for so much after all those years.
I can honestly say that going back to those places truly felt like I was finally returning home from a very long journey.
i'm a 4th year photography student attending Hadassa College, Jerusalem, Israel. My main interest in fine art photography is making colored photos of urban landscapes and architecture using a medium format camera. I'm using the basics of straight photography and mainly acting as a critic to the society I live in. i'm mostly inspired by the great William Eggelston, Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld and Mitch Epstein "Reut(a)" is my 1st project which i gathered into a photobook. i'm 33 and I also have a previous degree in logistics. i worked in the logistics field for 5 years before deciding to turn to arts.