Ori Gersht

BIOGRAPHY

Contemporary Israeli photographer and video artist. His work hinges heavily on historical reference used as metaphors for contemporary life, with series spanning such themes as Dutch still life painting, romantic landscapes, and Nazi-occupied territory escape routes in the Pyrenees. Gersht is perhaps best known for his work with slow-motion capture, wherein he produces images and video portraying fruits, flowers, and other material fracturing when stuck with high velocity gunfire. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1967, he earned his MFA in photography from the Royal College of Art in London, later gaining critical success with an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a professorship at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester in Kent, England.