Artists: Igal Jusidman
Born in Mexico City in 1969.
In school he prepares for a business career. After working for some years in the business environment, he lets go of his business ambitions and vows to never return. He travels for almost four years through various countries, including India, with only a backpack. In these years he develops his interest and style as a photographer. From what he sees in his travels he begins to understand the disequilibrium in society and the pain of individuals that effects the human's ability to live peacefully with each other and to reach internal peace. Son of Mexican Jews, he continues to practice his religion while at the same time is inspired by other spiritual followings which he encounters along his travels, principally Buddhism. He introduces spiritual motives in his photography, integrating aspects of different ways of life that are proposed by the varying religions of the planet. He frequently travels to Israel- documenting his people with his camera. He asks an Israeli friend to meditate and captures with the camera the moment of highest internal peace. He finds the path that permits him to aim for the absence of pain and the liberation from trauma. Igal uses the lightheartedness of his native country, Mexico, and Buddhist illumination in bringing the tranquility of spirit and peace to our walls.
Noteworthy Exhibitions and Distinctions as a photographer include:
2000 Prize: Rosh-Hair given by the governor of Jerusalem to young artists
2003 La Expresión de la Inexpresión, MUCA Roma, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
2006 Squatters / En Cuclillas, Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico