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Born in Jerusalem, Israel 1974

Photographer
Photography teacher

Teaching
Since 2017  Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem
Since 2014 Teacher of photography at the Department of Photography, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem
Since 2007  Teacher of photography at the Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Since 2005  Teacher of photography at WIZO College of Design &Teacher Training, Haif
Since 2005  Teacher of photography at School Of Photography, Media & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem
2004-2013 Teacher of photography at Sapir College, Shaar Hanegev

Education
2017 – 2019 M.A studies, Policy & Theory of the Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
2002 to 2003 Research year; the Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
1998 to 2002 BFA studies, graduated with honors; the Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
1997 to 1998 First year of photography studies, the School Of Photography, Media & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 – “Legitimacy of Landscape”, The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem
2017 – “EnRoute / Postcards from Israel”, Instagram based project, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Israel
2016 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Mulhouse Biennial of Photography, Mulhouse, France
2016 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2015 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Peeler Art Center, U.S.A
2015 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura, Australia
2015 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, PhotoBook Melbourne Festival, Australia
2014 – “The Jerusalem Forest”, The Jerusalem Bird observatory Gallery, Jerusalem
2014 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, U.S.A
2013 –  “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Spain
2013 –  “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Czech Centre Prague
2013 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
2013 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Impressions Gallery, Bradford
2012 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, La Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, France
2012 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Margaret Street Gallery, London
2011 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, OSLO 8 Gallery, Basel
2009 – “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey – Part I”, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem
2007 – “Habitus”, The Architecture House Gallery, Jaffa
2006 – “South Jerusalem – Photographs”, the gallery of the School Of Photography, Media & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem
2005 – “A Repressed Landscape”, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park
2005 – “Human Portrait”, from the “Marshim” series, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2004 – “Heroes”, The Jerusalem Art Center, Jerusalem
2003 – “Photographs”, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2003 – The Blanche & Romie Shapiro Gallery, The Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
2003 – The Midrasha Gallery, Bet Berl School of Art, Kfar Saba

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 – “The Shape of Things to Come”, Beita Gallery, Jerusalem
2017 – “Fifty Years: Fifty portraits of Palestinians born in 1967”, B’Tselem photography exhibition, Jaffa Art Salon, Jaffa
2017 – “A City of Many Face(t)s” – Everyday Vistas of Jerusalem, The Knesset, Jerusalem
2016 – “The Mute Muse”, The New Gallery, Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music, Jerusalem
2016 – “Ideals”, City Assembly House, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin
2016 – “Seismograph”, Contemporary Art Gallery – Grand Art, Haifa
2016 – “Depth of Field”, Beit HaGefen, Arab – Jewish Culture Center, Haifa
2016 – “Photo Speaks 2016”, SangMyung University, Seoul, Korea
2015 – “In Tandem”, Hansen House, Jerusalem
2015 –  The Gallery of the House of Cyprus, Athens Photo Festival
2015 – “Track-22. PhotoBooks on Conflict”, Bunkier Sztuki, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow
2015 – “The Other Hundred Entrepreneurs”, Derby Museum – The Silk Mill, Format Festival, Derby
2014 – “Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies”, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin
2014 –  Musrara Mix #14 Festival |’Analog-Epilog’, “Portrait Nude Still Life” and “Dark Matter”, Jerusalem
2014 – “Re Imagining Jerusalem”, Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem
2014 –  International Photography Festival, Rishon LeZion, Israel
2013 –  The 4th edition of the Photoquai Photography Biennial, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
2013 – “Lot’s Wife: The Photographic Gaze”, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel
2012 – “Eat”: Emergent Artists Trans-Mediterranean, Palace of Lombardy, Milan, Italy
2012 – “Contents: Love, Happiness, Anxiety and Everything Else”, Critical Mass Top 50, Photolucida, Traveling exhibition, PhotoCenter NW (PCNW); Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR; Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco
2011 – “The Object of Zionism | Architecture of Statehood in Israel 1948-73”, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
2010 – “Building a Place”, The P6 Group and Critical Landscape Photography, The Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv
2009 – “Dreary Structures, Dreamy Structures”, The Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Ashdod
2008 – “Approaches”, First International Meeting of Photography Centers, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografi’a (Caf), Almeria, Spain
2008 – “Viewing Time”, The Art Gallery, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa, Haifa
2007 – “Jerusalem of one’s eye” – 40 years of documentary photography in Jerusalem, The Social Gallery at the School of Photography, Media & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem
2007 – “Ashdod Photographed”, The Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Ashdod
2007 – “From Utopia to Heterotopia – International style in perspective of contemporary Israeli photography”, Art Neuland Association, PeKA Gallery of Architecture and Experimental Art, The Technion, Haifa
2006 – “Making a City” Photography in Ashdod 1956-2006, Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Ashdod
2006 – “Spatial Borders and Local Borders”, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel
2006 – “Haifa in the Eye of the Camera”, Haifa City Museum, Haifa
2005 – “Don’t move, we’re photographing”, The Art Center – Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2004 – “In days gone by. At this time”, The Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv
2003 – “Jerusalem, A Photographic Installation”, International Meetings of Photography, City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Artist Talks & Lectures
The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, March 30, 2019
The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, February 22, 2019
The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, February 8, 2019
The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, November 4, 2017
The Department of Architecture, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, March 26, 2017
Mulhouse Biennial of Photography, Mulhouse, June 3 & 4, 2016
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, September 9th,2014
Impressions Gallery, Bradford, 16th February 2013 (Hear the talk on Impressions Website)
The University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Faculty of Art and Design, November 20th 2012
Margaret Street Gallery, London, in Conversation with Tamar Garb and James Morris, 26 May 2012
The University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Faculty of Art and Design, November 20th, 2012
The Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Oct 2010

Interviews
Portfolio On-line Magazine, January 30, 2019 (Hebrew)
Landscape Stories On-line Photography Magazine, LS 24 | Road, July 1, 2016
Urbanautica Website, May 3, 2016
The Archive Magazine | Issue No.10, April 2016
TPW Photographers Interview Series #33, Jan18, 2015
Vogue Italia website | Vogue Arts, June 23, 2014
Photo Schools Blog & Urbanautica Website, May 27, 2014
Landscape Stories On-line Photography Magazine, Dec 2013
Peta Pixel Blog, Dec 07, 2013
Conscientious Website, Oct 18, 2011
Urbanautica Website, June 29, 2011
Visura On-line Photography Magazine, Jan 25, 2010

Collections
The Knesset (Israel’s house of parliament)
Haifa Museum of Art
The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park
Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Ashdod
Private Collections

Awards and Honors
2018 – Special mention for the sort story “Home” in the 24th edition of the Israeli section of Energheia literary prize
2018 – The Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts, Visual Arts Grant for “Legitimacy of Landscape” exhibition at The Museum for Islamic Art Jerusalem
2018 – Jury member of Local Testimony exhibition competition
2016 – Jury member of vfg nachwuchsfoerderpreis (Young Swiss Photographers Award)
2014 – The Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts, Visual Arts Grant for Printed Catalog/Book ( ‘Legitimacy of Landscape’)
2014 – ‘The Other Hundred Entrepreneurs’, Hong Kong
2012 – Winner of the PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE12 Award for ’The Quest for the Man on the white donkey’
2012 – Israeli Center for Libraries , Artist Book Grant ( “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”)
2011 – Conscientious portfolio competition – selected as one of the three winners of the Conscientious portfolio Competition
2011 – Critical Mass finalist, Top 50, Photolucida, USA

Texts
“Home”, special mention, the Energheia Award website, 10 December, 2018
“The Return of the Flâneur in the 21st Century: A study of three contemporary Texts” (Hebrew), in Post Post on-line Magazine, 5 July, 2018.

Curator
2019 – “At A Second Glance”, Exhibition of the outcome of yearlong workshop collaboration between the Bezalel photography department and the KKL-JNF’s photography archive, Black Box Gallerey, Jerusalem
2017 – “City, Territory”, The Deane and Paul Shatz International Exchange Program Exhibition Instructed by Yaakov Israel & Naama Lewin, the photography department gallery, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2017 –  “The Contemporary City is an Imaginary One”, Hana Primak, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2014 –  “Forging the Melting Pot”, co curated with Mr. Amit Zoller, Beit Hatfutsot Museum
2012 – “Fair Svetlana”, Photographs by Orly Perel-Nir, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2008 – “Bat Galim”, Wizo College main gallery, Haifa
2007 – “Downtown”, Wizo College main gallery, Haifa
2007 – “Ilan Brodsky – Photographs”, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem

Publications

Monographs
2015 – ”Legitimacy of Landscape”, The Photobook Museum / Verlag Kettler
2012 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam

Group Book Projects
2017 – Israel & Palästina, DIAK and Aphorisma, 96 pages, Germany
2017 – By the Glow of the Jukebox: THE AMERICANS LIST II, page 103, Red Hook Editions, New York
2014 – The Other Hundred Entrepreneurs publication
2013 Fraction Yearbook 2012 (showcasing the photographers featured in each issue of Fraction Magazine in 2012)
2009 – LIMBUS.LOCALITY.PHOTOGRAPHY (Limbus, Tel Aviv)

Solo Exhibition Catalogues
2019 – “Legitimacy of Landscape”, The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem
2016 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem
2005 – “Yaakov Israel: A Repressed Landscape”, Catalogue, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai, Israel

Group Exhibition Catalogues
2017 – “Fifty Years”: Fifty portraits of Palestinians born in 1967”, B’Tselem photography exhibition, Jaffa Art Salon, Jaffa
2016 – “Ideals”, City Assembly House, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin
2016 – “Depth of Field”, Beit HaGefen, Arab – Jewish Culture Center, Haifa
2015 – “TRACK-22 . PhotoBooks on conflict”, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow
2014 – ‘Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies’, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin
2013 – The 4th edition of the Photoquai Photography Biennial, Catalogue, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
2013 – ‘Lot’s Wife: The Photographic Gaze’, Catalogue, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel
2011 – “Culture Scapes Israel”, Catalogue, published in context of Culture Scapes Israel festival by Christoph Merian, Verlag publishing house, Basel, Switzerland
2010 – “Building a Place”, The P6 Group and Critical Landscape Photography, Catalogue, The Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2008 – “APPROACHES”, First International Meeting of Photography Centres, Catalogue, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografi’a (Caf), Almeria, Spain
2006 – “Spatial Borders and Local Borders”, Catalogue, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel
2006 – “Haifa in the Eye of the Camera: The First Half of the 20th Century”, Catalogue, Haifa City Museum, Haifa, Israel
2005 – “Don’t move, we’re photographing”, Catalogue, The Art Center – Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
2004 – “In days gone by. At this time”, Catalogue, The Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Newspapers & Journals
2019 – “The Lay of The Land”, The Jerusalem Post (Israel), 8 March, 2019, p.4-6
2019 – “Where do you live”, Magazine G, Globs (Israel), 8 February, 2019, p. 35
2019 – “The Museum for Islamic Art: Exhibition of landscape photographs from Arab, Bedouin and Druze villages, Kol Hair Newspaper (Israel), 23 January, 2019
2017 – “In or Out” in In Jerusalem weekly magazine, The Jerusalem Post (Israel), 26 October, 2017, p.16
2016 – European Photography Art Magazine, Number 100 issue, Fall /Winter, p.32
2016 – Gente di Fotografia (Italy), Featured “Legitimacy of Landscape” project & Book review
2014 – Iskusstvo Art Magazine (Russia), Featured ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Project, No 4 (591), P 36-37
2014 – GUP Magazine (Netherlands), issue n. 42 open space, “Roadtrip; An interview with Yaakov Israel”, p.22-38
2014 – Archivo Magazine (Portugal), Issue n.09 Altered Realities, showcased ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Project
2013 – The Guardian Guide (UK), ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ exhibithion at Impressions Gallery, 19 January, 2013
2013 – Telegraph & Argus (UK), ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ exhibithion at Impressions Gallery, 4 January, 2013
2012 – LOVE ISSUE Magazine (Romania), Issue#7, showcased ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Project & Book (Get a copy here), November, 2012, P 58-73
2012 – Metropolis Magazine (Israel), ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Project in the London issue, 2012
2012 – PDN Magazine (US), ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Project & Book review, August 2012, P 98-100
2012 – HOTSHOE MAGAZINE (UK), showcased “The quest for the man on the white donkey”, text by Miranda Gavin, Issue #177, April-May 2012, P 10-19
2012 – Amateur Photographer, ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Book review, 31 March, 2012, P 10
2012 – OjodePez Magazine (Spain), showcased “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, issue 27, P 86-97
2011 – A5 Magazine, special issue – Jerusalem, May 2011, Page 33
2010 – HaKivun Mizrach (Direction East), The Oriental School in Hebrew Literature, Culture & Literature periodical, showcased “Kiosk”, in issue no. 20 – Poetry, Fall 2010, p 40-41
2009 – PRIVATE Magazine N.47 ISRAEL (France) – International Review of Photographs, showcased “The legitimacy of landscape”, in Issue Winter 2009-10, p 22-25
2008 – “View to Silwan & Ras el-Amud”, in Block Magazine #05 / The Shiny Nose – City / Media / Theory /Architecture (Israel), Winter 2008, p 56-57
2007 – Ester Zandberg “The Tenement As A Hyper Realistic Photograph” in Haaretz, Galleria (Israel), October 11th 2007, p 2.
2006 – Dallia Markovitz “Country, Home: Back Yard” in Iton 77 (Israel), July-August 2006 312-313, p 40-41.
2006 –  Alex Burghoorn “Opnieuw het land in” in de Volkskarant, Observatorium (The Netherlands), 30 December 2006, p9.
2003 –  Mier Ronnen “Eye of the aperture” in The Jerusalem Post, Friday Art (Israel), 19 September 2003, p B14

On-line Magazines & Blogs
2019 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey” in Musée Online Magazine, 5 March, 2019
2019 – “Legitimacy of Landscape” exhibition review in Erev Rav Jurnal (Israel), 2 March, 2019
2016 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, featured in LensCulture Magazine (France), December
2016 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, featured in Haaretz Photography Blog, (Israel)
2015 – Book Review of ‘Legitimacy of Landscape’ on GUP Magazine, December 14, 2015
2015 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’, featured in Emaho Magazine, June 13, 2015
2014 – BBC News In Pictures, PhotoIreland Festival 2014, 11 July 2014
2014 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ featured on Feature shoot Blog, 31,March, 2014
2014 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ featured on Witty KiwiBlog, 31 March, 2014
2014 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ featured on Doc Magazine, 9 March 2014
2014 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ featured on Prism Photo E-Magazine, issue#15, Jan/Feb/Mar
2014 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ in the latest issue (no. 4) of ArtPhoto Magazine (Jan 3, 2014)
2013 – Ten Photographic Memories from 2013… 10 images that stood out on WATERSCHOENEN |An Art Blog by ‘Art Spotter’, (22 December 2013)
2013 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ book on Josef Chladek website about Photobooks, (16 December 2013)
2013 – An interview about my working process just posted Peta Pixel Webzine, (7 December 2013)
2013 – An interview about my working process in Landscape Stories Magazine NO.14 | Portraits (4 December 2013)
2013 – The book on ‘ZEIT ONLINE‘, (3 December 2013)
2013 – Our Age is Thirteen a French Web Magazine specialized in contemporary photography published a series of articles on landscape, Carole Coen wrote a piece about “The Legitimacy of Landscape”, an ongoing project i started in 2002 (25 November 2013)
2013 –  ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ featured in C-41 Photographic Magazine, Nov 16th, 2013
2013 – Paris Photo 2013 Highlights on Art World Now, 14 November 2013
2013 – PHotoEspaña 2013 Yaakov Israel, on Le Journal De La Photographie, 6 June, 2013
2013 –’The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ exhibition at Impressions Gallery reviewed on Aesthetica Magazine, January 2013
2013 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ exhibithion at Impressions Gallery on January Exhibition round up on ILEX Website
2013 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ on show at Fifty One Fine Art Photography Gallery in Antwerpen and at Impressions Gallery in Bradford on Le Journal De La Photographie, 24 January, 2013
2013 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ show at The Margaret street Gallery chosen by ArtLyst website as one of the Best London Photography Shows in 2012, January 15, 2013
2012 – The story behind ‘Zohar with Pied Kingfisher’ from the series: ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ on Verve Photo December 6, 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ Book reviewed by Winston Riley on Photo-Eye Magazine, October 11, 2012
2012 –’The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ Book reviewed ON PHOTOBOOKS Website, October 11, 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ Book reviewed on Visual Culture Blog, October 5, 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ Book reviewed by Andrea Filippin ON URBANAUTICA Website, 13 September 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ reviewed in Fraction Magazine, Issue 42, September 2012
2012 –’The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ reviewed on TIME LightBox, August 22, 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Project & Book reviewed by Conor Risch, PDN online, July 19, 2012
2012 – Image from ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ on SOMEPLACE SOMETHING BLOG, June 27, 2012
2012 – Book Review of ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ on GUP Magazine, June 19, 2012
2012 – Yaakov Israel wins PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE12 award on The Roaming Eye Blog, 19 June 2012
2012 – Book Review by Joerg Colberg on the Conscientious website, Jun 1, 2012
2012 – Exhibition of Q.M.W.D at the at Margaret Street Gallery in London reviewed on Photomonitor website, May 30, 2012
2012 – Photo-book presentation of ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ on the Conscientious Blog by Joerg Colberg, April 6, 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the white Donkey’ Book review by Jonathon Beattie, Foto8 online, April 2012
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ reviewed in L E N S C R A T C H  B L O G Z I N E
2012 – ‘The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’ in The Sunday Times on line, March 18, 2012
2012 – “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey in Ahorn Magazine, issue 8
2012 – “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey” reviewed in The Sunday Times on line, March 18, 2012
2012 – “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey” on Le Journal De La Photographie, September 28, 2011
2011 – A Conversation with CPC 2011 Winner Yaakov Israel and Joerg Colberg on the Conscientious website, Oct 18, 2011
2011 – Thoughts about “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey”, Interview by Gregory Jones, In Urbanautica Blog,  June 29, 2011
2011 –”The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey”, in Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics, February 2011
2010 – “Yaakov Israel – Thoughts on a Repressed Landscape”, Interview, Hippolyte Bayard Blog, December 2, 2010
2010 – “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey”, In Hippolyte Bayard Blog, October 8, 2010
2010 – “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey” And “The Legitimacy of Landscape” in Lenscratch Blog, July 2, 2010
2010 – “The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey”, in Visura On-line Photography Magazine, 25 January – 03 February 2010