Born in the Middle East to a family of migrants from the Balkans, Oded Wagenstein (1986) uses the photographic medium to explore the themes of Aging, Longing, and Memory.
Graduated in Sociology, Anthropology and in Film, from Tel Aviv University.
His work has been published in the BBC, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian among other platforms. He published three books.
Working with JDC-ESHEL, part of a global NGO advocating for the elderly, creating a ground for a better intergenerational understanding and bond.
He is also a senior lecturer at the Galitz School of Photography, based in Tel Aviv, where he teaches thousands of students, both Jews and Muslims to use their cameras as a bridge between them.
About ‘Forgotten Like Last Year’s Snow‘:
In the remote village of Yar-Sale in Northern Siberia, live a group of elderly women. They were once part of a nomadic community of reindeer herders. However, in their old age, they spend most of their days in seclusion, isolated from the world they loved and their community. While men are encouraged to remain within the migrating community and maintain their social roles, the women, are often ostracized and left to face the struggles of old age alone.
Photographer Oded Wagenstein took the long journey to meet them and together they have talked about Aging, Longing and Hope.