Bio

Born: 14 May 1974, Lives and works in Jerusalem

Graduated in 2002 (B.F.A) with honors from the Department of Photography at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Since 2004 he has been teaching photography at some of the most prominent art and photography schools and colleges in Israel.

In his work he constantly investigates the Israeli identity as perceived through architecture, landscape and the country’s diverse population. He finds that he is drawn to document places that are from one point of view characteristic of the Israeli landscape, but on the other hand not noticeable to most. “As a person who takes an interest in my surroundings I find that I return again and again to the same places, and these places and their inhabitants have become vital parts of my personal biography”.

Solo shows include: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, U.S.A. Centro de Arte Alcobend / PhotoEspaña Festival 2013. Czech Centre, Prague, 2013. Impressions Gallery, Bradford, 2013. Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, 2013. Margaret Street Gallery, London, 2012. La Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, 2012. OSLO 8 Gallery, Basel, 2011. Group shows include: Photoquai Photography Biennial, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris 2013. ‘EAT’, Palace of Lombardy, Milan 2012. “CONTENTS: LOVE, HAPPINESS, ANXIETY AND EVERYTHING ELSE”, PhotoCenter NW (PCNW) | Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR | Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco 2012. “The Object of Zionism | Architecture of Statehood in Israel 1948-73”, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel 2011. “Building a Place”, Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv, 2010. ‘APPROACHES’: Centro Andaluz de la Fotografi’a, Almeria 2008.
His Artwork has been featured in TIME LightBox, PDN Magazine, Hotshoe Magazine, OjodePez Magazine, Ahorn Magazine, Archivo, GUP Magazine, PRIVATE Magazine, Fraction Magazine. He has been Interviewd by Vogue Italia, Conscientious, Urbanautica, Landscape Stories, Peta Pixel, Visura Photography Magazine.

Winner of the PhotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE12 Award (2012), Conscientious portfolio competition (CPC 2011), Critical Mass finalist, Top 50 by Photolucida (2011).

His photographs are part of the Collections of The Knesset (Israel’s house of parliament), Haifa Museum of Art, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai, Ashdod Art Museum and Private Collections.

His first Monograph: “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey” was published in 2012 by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam. His second book: “Legitimacy of Landscape“, has just been published by Verlag Kettler. Editor Markus Schaden | The PhotoBookMuseun