Gabriela Gleizer’s work focuses mainly on documentary and social matters, she likes to take portraits of people and show diversity through photography. In her latest project, Jerusalem Day, Gabriela photographs the people of Jerusalem, near the Old City.
Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War, where lots of men lost their lives. Within this series of portraits, Gabriela documents the people that traveled far and wide to celebrate the holiday, along with locals and people working the event. “This series is different to what I’d usually try and capture within my photographs, the series is heavily male dominated and the reason behind this is because it’s mostly males that come to the Old City to celebrate the day” says Gabriela.