We are thrilled to have stepped into a new year surrounded by subtly and deeply personal portraits by filmmaker Rami Katz. While devoting most of his creative energy to developing, producing and directing a range of documentary films, Rami's exhibition at The Bean provided a perfect opportunity to showcase moments from both journeys abroad and interactions at home. Set against white backdrops, these images shot on 35mm film play beautifully against the comings-and-goings of the shop. As our customers dash in and out or settle in for a visit or quiet reprieve, Rami's portraits join them seamlessly.
ARTIST STATEMENT: "I use photography as a way to connect with the people and places I encounter around me. For this exhibition, I chose to display photographs that were taken while traveling (Jerusalem, Brooklyn, Toronto) and here at home. These portraits are a mix of family, friends, and new companions I made on the road."
THE LATEST: Currently in production is short film Fish Soup, a short documentary featuring Rami's father, Michael, that explores how food is intertwined with family history and cultural heritage.