2019 – <em>Atlit</em>, Tigist Yoseph Ron

Tigist Yoseph Ron (b.1979), whose parents made aliyah from Ethiopia with their nine children, first settled in Atlit. The difficulty and displacement of those years are expressed in this powerful charcoal drawing in the collection of the Israel Museum, in which the artist blurs the faces as a memory of a trying past. In her work, Ron addresses both her identification with the traditional lives of Ethiopian women and the pain of leaving one’s culture and adjusting to a very different one. (Image by Elad Sarig, used by permission of the photographer, the artist and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem)