Contributing Editor

Reva Sharon

Reva Sharon came to digital imaging via her work in photography and poetry. As a poet she first learned to explore her inner depths and to appreciate the rich sources that dwell in the subconscious. As a photographer with a strong focus in the natural world she came to realize how forms in nature were linked to archetypal images in both primitive and modern art. Not satisfied with having her color photography processed in labs, she established her computer darkroom so that she could do her own printing. Eventually, she began to create original digital artwork using her computer as her medium. She prints all her photographs and digital images on archival watercolor paper and photographic papers.

Into the Land of Seeing, an exhibition which focuses on Jerusalem of Memory, Jerusalem of Gold, Living Jerusalem opened at Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, on May 20, 2001 and was on view until March, 2002. Her work is currently included in the group exhibition, Jerusalem Photography at the Millennium, on view at Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, from March 14, 2002 until June 13, 2002 Previous exhibitions include the USIA American Cultural Center, Jerusalem; Interamerica House, Jerusalem; The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England; Tristan's Gallery, Cornwall, England; Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA.; Jerusalem Botanical Gardens; T.M.B. Photographic Centre Tel Aviv; Bikurei Ha'Itim Center, Tel Aviv. Her work is represented by Tristan's Gallery in Cornwall, England, is included in the collection of the Magnus Museum in Berkeley, California, and in private collections in New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia, California, Connecticut, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Israel.

Honors include: First Prize for Digital Photography in the Second Annual Nagler Photography Competition (2000); Winner - KASA/Fox TV New Mexico Calendar Competition; Winner - A Closer Look Photography Competition/PhotoAlley; a residency at Mishkenot Sha’ananim-Jerusalem; grants from the Israel Government, Tel Aviv Foundation for Literature and Art, Women’s League for Israel. Publication of a thesis on her poetry was written by Yael Bornstein and published by Zurich University — Leaving Europe — English Poetry in Israel; An Example: Awaiting Genesis by Reva Sharon.

Sharon's photo essays have been published in The Jerusalem Post and her photographs are included in Here on the Face of the Earth, the book published by Keter Publishing House for the First International Photography Competition on Landscape and Nature in Israel. Poetry publishing credits include her book, Pool of the Morning Wind, and numerous anthologies including: Beyond Lament (Northwestern University Press); Blood to Remember (Texas Tech University Press); Without A Single Answer (Judah L. Magnes Museum); and Under Open Sky (Fordham University Press - Stone House Press). Her poetry has been published in Hawaii Pacific Review, West Hills Review, Jerusalem Review, Tel Aviv Review, Ariel, Midstream, Jewish Frontier, Live Poets, forthcoming in The Neovictorian/Cochlea .

She is a member of Jerusalem Photography Club; Poets & Writers; Israel Association of Writers in English. She was Executive Director of the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, a member of The Royal Photographic Society (U.K.); and served for many years as Director of Literary Programs for the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Reva Sharon has also lived in Long Island, Coral Gables and South Miami, Florida, and currently lives in Jerusalem, Israel where she has resided for 14 years.

A selection of Reva Sharon's digital artwork and photographs in previous issues of The Drunken Boat: Archetypal Images Fall 2000 Issue, Jerusalem Flowers Spring 2001 Issue, Living With Trees Summer 2001 Issue, shana tova in the Fall 2001 Issue.

Also see her collaboration with the poetry of Charles Fishman Frozen Earth, Frozen Sky

Links to her work online:

Magnes Museum. Magnes Museum site at: www.jewishphoto.com/sharon.html

PhotoAlley - A Closer Look Photography Competition Winners #9 in the gallery section at: www.photoalley.com



WriteOnLine Gallery:
 

Close-Up Abstractions

The Natural World

Frozen Earth, Frozen Sky