Monologue: Ignorance is Bliss
-Michael Hassoun Reflects on Life in Israel-
Michael Hassoun was Born in Paris, France in 1971. At the age of 18 he emigrated to Israel where he earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in 1995, an MSc and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He currently works as an assistant professor in Industrial Engineering. Pursuing his interest in photography, in 2001 Hassoun began work on a series of photographic essays that deal with questions of Israeli Identity, cultural themes that have been hidden and distorted by the Israeli-Arab conflict over the years. He is married and the father of three.