HALLY PANCER, SHORTLISTED 3RD BIENNIAL’S GRANT 

When words do not suffice to express a feeling or mood - the picture comes to

assistance. Modern photography has discovered the lyrical dimension in the picture. It is

no longer limited to the human form, but attempts to penetrate the human condition.

Body language, facial expression, posture and background are all poetic: crying out in

anguish, bursting with love.

Hally Pancer uses the camera in order to give lyrical expression to the condition of man:

poverty and old age, protest and suppression, determination and despair. This may be

expressed through human language and by the pictorial.

Hally’s main message is that life is very difficult. To contend with it is sometimes beyond

endurance - but not beyond despair. Even in her saddest faces - there are lines of hope.

Even in her darkness - there is light.

Here is photography with the force of a poem.

Shimon Peres

Former Prime Minister of Israel

Nobel Peace Prize laureate