Igor Zeiger Fine Art Photography - Felix


Name of artwork: Felix

Technique: Digital photography printed on Fine Art paper and mounted on Dibond with wood back-hangers.

Size: 100 * 70 cm

Price of signed Dibond Print 1/1: 2800 € (Shipping: 550 €)

Price of signed and numbered 1/10 print (unframed): 650 € (Shipping: 120 €)

Igor Zeiger FRSA (born 1977) is an award winning Uzbekistan-born Israeli artist and curator.
Igor Zeiger graduated from Tashkent University of Information Technologies with a master's degree in communications. Zeiger immigrated to Israel in 2000, living first in kibbutz Ramat Hashofet, then Rehovot and moving to Tel Aviv in 2011. Igor Zeiger lives and works in Jaffa. Zeiger started with documentary photography as an autodidact. He studied in Studio Gavra School of Photography in the class of Sagit Zluf Namir, graduating in 2012. His mentors included David Adika, Gaston Zvi Ickowicz and Nissan N. Perez.  In 2016, Igor's photograph was chosen as a poster photo for Paco Anselmi documentary film "Karam: A Matter Of Karma", screened at TLVFes Zeiger is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a member of Israeli Association of Visual Artists and Royal Photographic Society. Zeiger founded artistic cooperative Beam Collective together with two fellow artists in 2018.

Zeiger works have been published in several magazines and newspapers around the world, including Haaretz, Calcalist, Sky Arte Italia, Devour Madrid, Israeli Lens, Lens Magazine and The North American Post.

Igor Zeiger works are in permanent collections of Haifa Museum of Art, Jerusalem Municipal Library, Yeiser Art Center, Klostergalerie Museum, Zehdenick; Caribbean Art Museum, Puerto Rico and United Kingdom Government Art Collection

About work:
The photo is part of my "Body Positivity" Project. Here is the Project Manifesto:

Our bodies are what make us who we are. Each of us is a whole person, but the unique physicality of each of us is what makes us different at first glance. We all grow up learning how to deal with each other’s bodies, but in time the society around us and the media that injects ideas into our minds alter how we see ourselves. If the image we see in the mirror is good enough to represent the lean and muscular standard of nowadays, we are lucky. And what happens if it’s not? Any part of our bodies may fall from the standards, making us unhappy - weight, height, hair, even the color of our eyes. What happens if we see someone who has more or less weight than us, or someone who is taller or shorter than the standards tell us they should be.

There has never been more disparity between the bodies we see in the media and the bodies surrounding us. Models and celebrities have bodies that a regular person can only wish to have. This can have a detrimental effect on the body image of the people who believe they are not attractive because their bodies are different from those who are considered beautiful by the media. It can lead to depression and many psychological and eating disorders.

One who is not happy with their body cannot be happy in their mind. It is our art that gives us a way to help people to accept themselves for who they are, and to tell them that the media is not right. We are all beautiful, we are all desirable.