Every year, tens of thousands of jewish pilgrims travel from around the world and mainly from Israel to Uman, Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New Year, during the holiday of “Rosh Hashana”.
Uman, a city of 80,000 residents is home to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, a Jewish spiritual leader. Three days of prayer, contemplation and celebration are held in this small city in the midst of Ukraine.
The series mostly documents the silent moments of solitary prayer.
About Tomer Ifrah
Born in Israel in 1981, Tomer Ifrah began photographing documentary stories in 2007, after his first trip to Ethiopia. Since then he become committed to documentary photography, taking on long term projects while addressing social issues and daily life stories. He has won several awards for his documentary work in Israel – representing a variety of issues. Along with working in Israel, Tomer frequently travels around the world for assignments and independent documentary projects. [Official Website]