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Nadja Shkirat

Photographer

Nadja Shkirat is a Jerusalem-based professional photographer, visual artist and educator from Germany. She studied art education at the University of Leipzig, Germany and continued her artistic education in photography at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (Saale), Germany, where she learned to work with various photographic mediums and techniques. She is participating in photography courses at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel to intensify her artistic research and knowledge. Currently, she is working as a photography lecturer at the Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture. Her visual art presents a surreal, vivid and vibrant imagery. Mainly focussing on analog photography she creates bright and colorful photographs mixing the grotesque with the beautiful. To her, photographs are more than just a copy of something, they are an entrance to a world and a story that she is creating with her own eyes. Commenting on ideals of beauty, sexuality and consumerism, Nadja Shkirat┬┤s work visualizes questions about ideology, aesthetics and social behaviors.

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