Hamody Gannam (1986)
M ixed media artist from the city of Haifa. Started his career as a commercial product designer and sign designer, majored in photography, history of art, painting, basic design, and a graphic design at his 4 years of studies in Tiltan College (2010). Afterwards continuing in Glitz school of photography (2012) for geographical photography. At the end of 2012, Gannam was awarded a three-year residency scholarship by the municipality of Haifa and Beit Ha-Gefen. During that time Gannam studio was in downtown Haifa, which sparked his interest in creating historical work documenting the old city of Haifa. Since then he has been working closely with the local community in an effort to shed light on their narrative and the accompanied consequences of gentrified their neighbourhoods.
This led him to explore his work through ethnographic and history research, and this affects his art as an photographer, by using the idea that photography and the graphic design it's just a tool of recording his voice, to the point he creates his own language on ethnographic photographer.
Gannam confronts national and social identities through impressive consistent projects of photography and interactive art work that revolves around the social structures and the main issues facing identity in a conflicted environment. His work creates a common space of the digital world and historical narratives.
Specialised in different digital mediums and deeply connected to the exotic history and diverse background of every story, so he always try to connect the two of these different worlds in each image/work.