Based in Tel Aviv and New York City, Israeli photographer Dafy Hagai solely works analogue medium format film. In 2014, she released the book Israeli Girls (published by Art Paper Editions, Belgium), where she captures independent young girls living in the suburbs around Tel-Aviv.
’Midbar’, the title of Dafy Hagai’s story for Eytys, is hebrew for desert and uninhabited wilderness, a reference to the bright and bold Israeli landscape which works as a backdrop for the series. The story features street-casted models portrayed together with members of their own family, referencing the photographer’s own childhood memories when traveling across Israel with her family.
To discover more of Dafy Hagai’s work, visit her website here.