Roni Ben Ari

Ocean of Garbage
Location: Israel
Nationality: Israeli
Biography: My name is Roni Ben Ari. I am an Israeli photographer, curator and multimedia Artist. My work is characterized mostly by the long term study of social issues in which the human landscape comprises the main part. I adore people, whoever they are... MORE
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Ocean of Garbage
Copyright Roni Ben Ari 2023
Updated Oct 2021

My project is in stills photography showing Hiriya, formerly Israel’s largest landfill and now an extensive waste transfer station. A sea of consumer products and used packaging reach their final stage here and are laid to die. Like a man struggling against the waves of a cruel, mighty sea – so as an artist, my self, feels like standing on top of the observatory spot in front of the huge gushes of waste, threatening to engulf me. The act of documentation becomes a warning sign against the mounting hazards of trash in our world

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