Ilan Kelson

(this page was last updated in December 2021)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1952.
Lives and works in London, UK.

PIPA 2021 nominee.

Faced with ecstasy and awe at the purposes of life and the painful awareness of finitude, photographer Ilan Kelson perceives photography, with its promise of eternity, as a powerful way of investigating what is essential to us. What we cannot name, but only perceive, distractedly in the flow of time, as a genuine power of life, of continuous transformation of visible matter and, therefore, of the cosmos. Ilan is the author of the photobook “Tempus Fugit” (Fotô Editorial, 2020).

Instagram: ilan_kelson

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