The portraits of an Orthodox Jewish family in Kovi Konowiecki’s Bei Mir Bistu Shein represent an attempt to capture the ethereal qualities of faith and mysticism. The floral background creates a painting-like quality, evoking a liminal space between past and modernity. Konowiecki’s practice makes use of portraiture in order to address identity.
Shimi, Beitar Illit, 2016. From the series Bei Mir Bistu Shein. Photography. 66cm x 81.3cm.