In the extreme fringes of the ultra-orthodox Jewish community, there is an increasing level of repression and discrimination against women. This community has been eradicating images of women, little girls, even dolls in advertisements, yet the men’s faces stay untouched.
In Woman X, I took portraits of Israeli women, dressed in a modest manner, as to represent religious woman. I then enlarged these photographs into large-scale posters and pasted them in different neighborhoods in the three main cities of Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa. These were pasted in secular as well as mixed and extremely religious neighborhoods.
I wanted to create a dialogue about this issue, pay respect to these women, and see if there would be reactions in different religious sectors in the cities.
This video project was created with the help and collaboration of Noa Flecker and Yaacov Baharav, photography students in Bezalel, Israel.