Daniel Gentelev  Home and Identity

 

In this body of work I deal with questions of identity and home through a series of portraits and interiors. I attempt to process the nested sense of alienation both in my parents’ house and this country in which I am an immigrant. I am trying to convey a lack of belonging both personal and of the subjects I photograph, all refugees in their own way, while portraying the duality of being simultaneously the hunter and the hunted. My adolescence in the shadow of a patriarchal father, threatened and alienated, is reflected in the direct and provocative gaze of the subjects. By displaying them all in the same space, an intimate friendship was created between them. In these Photographs I try to capture the discourse between animal instinct, wild, domesticated and submissive at once.

 

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Daniel Gentelev