I first came to Moscow in the mildest of winter 2012.
After my first or second visit to the Moscow Metro I decided to document it through a photo-essay I published online. There is an unbelievable pace in the Metro; about 7 million people passing through every day. During rush hour you can go through thousands of people in a few minutes. I was amazed by the beauty of the stations, sometimes, along with the style of dress of the people it reminded me old classic images, but it was also young people who had just returned from shopping in one of the expensive brands. The diversity and the contrast between the people in Metro is something that is very difficult to find anywhere else in this city.
Born in Israel in 1981, Ifrah began capturing documentary stories in 2007 after travelling to Ethiopia. Since then, Ifrah became committed to the documentary practice, taking on long term projects wilse addressing social issues and daily life stories. Tomer Ifrah has won several awards and works primarily in Israel.