Call for Participation in ’Collective Portraits’ Project

On the occasion of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, the German photographer Roland Fischer is about to realize a large "Collective Portrait" project in Tel Aviv

31 December 2014

For this purpose he would like to make portraits of about 1,000 students from Tel Aviv University, which will later be assembled into one large composition and exhibited in Israel and worldwide. The project constitutes a collaboration between the German Embassy and the Art History Department at the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University.


The "Collective Portraits" project occupies an important place in the work of Roland Fischer. In this series, several hundred or several thousand individuals are individually photographed and the photographs are then mounted together in large tableaux. In general, "Collective Portraits" confronts the viewer with the question of the relationship between individual and context. "In these tableaux the process of individuation on the one hand, and social/political determination on the other, freedom and constraint, become visible." (Dr. Joachim Kaak)


See below the artist's web-site


Roland Fischer would like to invite students from all the university faculties to participate in this project. As a "Thank You", every photographed student will receive a small print of his portrait, signed by the artist.


The shooting with take place from 11-16 January 2015, between 09:30 am and 20:00 pm, in the foyer of the Mexico building. We warmly invite all those who wish to participate in the project to contact Mrs Michal Ozeri to fix a date and an hour, or to come to the Mexico building during the shootings. Each photograph will take only a few minutes.

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