Hally Pancer

Tall Tales

Hally Pancer was born in 1961 and grew up in New York. She studied literature at Bennington College, studying at the Parsons School of Design where she obtained her BFA in photography.
In 1988 after receiving her MFA from Yale University and doing extensive work on the United States, she moved to Israel where she continued her photographic work and became professor of photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Hadassa College of Art and Design in Haifa and the Kalisher School of Art in Tel Aviv. Protects its presence in the region by carrying out numerous documentary and social projects to raise public awareness of the Middle East peace process.

From 1988 to 1993 she travelled from north to south of Israel for her series of portraits entitled “Some Arabs and some Jews”. This work is exhibited throughout the country, with Amanoot La’am, to both Arab and Israeli populations.
From 1994 to 1997 she worked on the project “The Golan”, a series of landscapes on this disputed territory in northern Israel. This work was exhibited at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in 1997. His project “Beyond Borders” (1995-2001) is a reference, bringing together Israeli and Palestinian students in a common project, using photography as a mediator. The fruits of this project are on display in various con sonic areas, from Belfast to Belgrade, Dublin, Jerusalem and Gaza.

“Beyond Borders” is also presented in several cities in the United States and Europe.
From 1991 to 2005, in parallel with her documentary projects, she devoted a personal project entitled “Lifelike” to her family.
In 2001 she moved to Paris where she taught photography at the Parsons School of Design and also at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design (ESAD) in Amiens and at the CEA- Campus Global in Paris. In September 2011, she became an associate professor at Sciences Politiques in Paris.
His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Museum of Israel in Jerusalem and the Jeu de Paume in Paris.
His photographs are part of several international private collections.

Get out of the photographic series. Dare to write a visual allusive but conscious of reality. To free oneself from any obligation of unity of time, place, context. This is what Hally Pancer is experimenting with and proposing.

By drawing from his photographic archives, by exploding categories, by mixing spontaneous and intimate images with others
more thoughtful and built, it offers us multiple trips.

With three images associated according to different criteria, Hally Pancer invites us to dive into a series of “Western haikus”.
It does not impose anything, preferring clues, signs, emotions, to a supported narrative or an underlined anecdote. Hally Pancer suggests.

An oscillation, between reporting, constructions or emotional ramblings.

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