Tal Shochat

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Tal Shochat
Born1974
ResidenceTel Aviv, Israel
EducationHaMidrasha Art School, Beit Berl College
OccupationPhotographer

Tal Shochat (born 1974) is an Israeli photographer.

Early life[edit]

Tal Shochat was born in 1974 in Netanya.[1][2] She was educated at HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College from 1995 to 1999.[3]

Career[edit]

Shochat takes photographs of fruit trees against cloth backdrops.[4] An article on SFGate.com explained that she " cleaned every branch and leaf before shooting five fruit trees that grow in Israel - peach, almond, pomegranate, apple and persimmon - at their peak of ripeness against a black background."[5] In a review of an exhibit at the V&A, the Financial Times suggested her photographic method was comparable to David Buckland's.[4]

Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California, United States, and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, United Kingdom.[1][2] Another artwork was also held at the Art Gallery of the University of Haifa in Israel prior to its disestablishment.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shaked (Almond)". LACMA. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tal Shochat, 'Pomegranate (Rimon)'". Victoria & Albert Museum. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Raw and Cooked". University of Haifa Art Gallery. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Hodgson, Francis (November 24, 2012). "Partygoers and peacemakers". Financial Times. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Yollin, Patrick (March 17, 2012). "Contemporary Jewish Museum branches out with trees". SFGate.com. Retrieved March 16, 2016.