Anat Givon

Anat Givon is a Hong Kong based photographer and digital artist.

Legendary American photographer Ansel Adams said it best: “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

The countries I have visited, lived and worked in, my upbringing, art, photography
studies and many years of experience as a press photographer, the people that have taken those voyages with me and those who still are, are all part of every picture I make.

From photojournalism I learnt the discipline of capturing an event in one frame taken at the exact, decisive moment when as many of the story’s elements are assembled in the viewfinder. The split second that allows one to make a picture that tells the story while aesthetically pleasing.

But then I wanted to do more, I wanted to take the captured image further, I wanted it to convey to the viewer what I felt at the moment of taking the picture. That’s where I depart from the objectivity of photojournalism and the use of digital tools enters the picture.

In my work I attempt to bring the dynamics of lines and shapes or the vibrancy of colour & introduces an aspect of fun to what we look at all around us and often don’t really pay much attention to since it has become so familiar. The intention is to bring out a certain feel or mood that I sense from the views around me, mostly I am hoping to make images that will lift the viewer’s spirits.