In Tel Aviv there are more than 300 rooms where women work as prostitutes, day and night. Some are shabby places, located downtown, near the old bus station, and some are discrete flats in normal residential buildings, with opaque signs, advertising “Spa” and “Massage Parlour”. In Israel alone, there are round 1 million visits to prostitutes per year.
Through my lens, these spaces are viewed as ‘crime scenes’. The images allow a chance to look inside unglamorous rooms, taboo spaces we don’t want to acknowledge, and reflect on the absent characters: the women who work there and the men who use them.
Won Series of the Year, ‘Local testimony 2012’, Eretz Israel Museum