Both the object and the subject in each photograph are part of an existing countryside, an urban landscape or a massive structure. My specific observation developed a personal dialogue and meaning between the surroundings and myself: what was part of a massive glass or marble building is now a fragile, minimal line floating in space.
The subject in the photograph is removed from its original context. The abstracted shapes are indefinable and can no longer be connected to their natural habitat. Thus, these photographs are not an accurate representation of their environment, but rather a fragment that stimulated my creative expression towards fragility and vulnerability.
It is through these unchangeable landscapes and rigid structures where I reinvented an anonymous place, conveying the idea that even the most immense, detailed and infinite creations can vanish within seconds.
Hagit Dror was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1976. She started working with photography at the
age of 17 and continued throughout her military career. In the summer of 1996, Dror moved to NY
to pursue her commercial and fine art career and has since produced three solo exhibitions at Soho
Photo Gallery. Her most recent group show was at the Parrish Art museum, Southampton NY, Sept.
2005. In 2004, she launched a commercial studio and has been hired by companies such as Toshiba
EMI, Shocken Publishing, and Sanofi Pastuer, to create advertising and promotional campaigns. She
continues to work with a broad range of clients in fine art, advertising and editorial photography.
In the last two years, she has traveled extensively, photographing both rural and urban landscapes in
abstract, linear forms. By taking the subject matter out of context and redefining it, she examines the
fragility and vulnerability that exists all around us.