“Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah (b. 1981) photographed scenes from the Moscow metro, a vast and bustling transportation network which slices through the echelons of society, carrying an average of 6.5 million passengers daily. In the cold of winter, people travel between the poorly lit underground and the near-perpetual dark life above-ground, as sunlight falls shorter. Ifrah creates a sombre and romantic atmosphere in the old stations of the metro, revealing both the grime of the tiled utilitarian spaces as well as the artfully designed archways and mosaics. A study in contrasts between rich and poor, old and new, the Moscow metro that Ifrah presents is at once diverse and singular in vision.”
Text by GUP magazine
Born in Israel in 1981, Tomer Ifrah began photographing documentary stories in 2007, after his first trip to Ethiopia. Since then he became committed to documentary photography, taking on long term projects while addressing social issues and daily life stories.
He has won several awards for his documentary work in Israel – representing a variety of issues. Along with working in Israel, Tomer frequently travels around the world for assignments and independent documentary projects.
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