Israeli Girls

by Tal Drori

Dafi Hagay's photos reveal a slice of Israeli youth culture that's rarely seen by the rest of the world. She captures sun-drenched teenagers in their local surrounds – a retrospective take on her own teenage years in a Tel Aviv suburb. Hagai's photos feel stylised yet are loose enough to embody the nuanced energy and moodiness of her subjects. The images make a pure cultural statement; there are no heavy national topics concerning politics or religion, just the anticipation and beauty of coming of age.


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