Before the curtain

Tokunbo Akinro at The Israeli Opera (Photo by Maya Hed)

Readers in or visiting Tel Aviv between now and December 13th will want to consider dropping by The Israeli Opera to see “A Momentary Lapse of Reason“: an exhibition of Maya Hed’s photographs of eminent jazz musicians playing the opera house. Interestingly, Hed captured her images during sound checks, when, she says, “the artists experience very intimate, secluded and unique moments”. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Maya Hed moved to Israel in the 1990s; her work focuses on the arts, particularly music and fashion.