I recently had the pleasure to sit down with a bunch of just-about-to-graduate Parsons students and talk with them individually about their work. You’ll be hearing about others of them – loads of great talented young people in that program – but today we’re going to focus on Natalie Eichengreen. Her series called Woman X “focuses on repression and discrimination that is projected against woman in Israel and abroad, from men in the extreme ultra orthodox religious sector.” A selection is presented below.
Natalie’s work deals with subjects as sexuality, repression and discrimination as well as different moods explored through the human body. She combines different mediums such as: photography, video works, text pieces, sculpture as well as pasting works in the street (street art).
Natalie was born in Israel in 1986. At the age of 18 she joined the Israeli Army and served as a photographer in the Navy as well as in the Israeli Defense force spokes unit. Natalie documented different operations, press conferences and training sessions, as well as documenting during the Second Lebanon War. Her work was published in military newspapers as well as Israeli news sources.
She moved to New York and is graduating pursuing a BFA in photography at Parsons the New School for Design. She works alongside with TED prize winner, street artist and photographer JR. She has presented work in New York, Czech Republic and Israel.
(Information is from Natalie’s bio which can be found here.)
Taken from The Morning Prayer in the Halacha book: “Blessed are you Lord our God, for not making me a woman. The woman says, Blessed for making me at will,” 2012, 8”x10”
Untitled, 2012, 13”x19”
Malca in the sun, 2011, 30”x40”
Roni Haifa paste, 2012, 26”x40”
Untitled, 2012, 4”x6”