Lights in The Darknessby Jenna Romano | 02.09.16
A photo series by Miri Davidovitz
Summer is coming to an end in Israel. The days are progressively shorter, but the warm temperature and breezy evenings leave remnants of summertime, so that after nightfall outdoor activity continues. For Tel Avivian natives like photographer Miri Davidovitz, these evenings are concentrated with a venerable magic. As a child growing up in Tel Aviv, late Mediterranean summer nights go hand-in-hand with the start of the school year, when free-time means playing outdoors—underneath the Lights in the Darkness.
Davidovitz has been capturing this scene for ten years, each time letting the street lights of her memory become her camera’s filter, effecting every scenario and subject with softness. For the artist, this moment is more typical to Tel Aviv than the Bauhaus architecture; for viewers, the grainy photographs are meant to be a metaphor for the enchantment of this so-called season.