Art Exhibition - Natan Dvir: A Lens on Israel
May 16, 2013 – November 1, 2013
Area between Q (Glickman) and G buildings
Natan Dvir is an Israeli photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. Using his camera as a tool for examination and to break through barriers, he documents religious ceremonies, political events and daily life throughout Israel. Through this lens, Dvir looks at Israel’s diversity and complexity. The photographs included in this exhibition are from three different series: Belief, Eighteen, and The Tel Avivians. By separating these different topics he combines specific observations of the public with a focus on individuals and their experiences. Dvir explores various subjects through his documentary approach to photography, such as the impact that religion and faith have on Jews, Christians and Muslims; misconceptions and stereotypes of Arab men and women at age eighteen; and the people who make up the diverse and dynamic fabric of Tel Aviv.
Natan Dvir (b. 1972 - Nahariya, Israel) received his MBA from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY). His work has been published by numerous international magazines including the New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and Le Monde among others. Dvir has exhibited in many solo and group shows in the United States, Europe, South America and Israel including at the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston); the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland); and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel). He has received several awards including the Photo District News (PDN) Annual, American Photography Award, International Photography Award (IPA), and the Picture of the Year Inter-national (POYi) Award. Dvir is based in New York City and photographs around the world for Polaris Images. Six of these images were featured in Belief at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in 2013.
Images L to R: Natan Dvir, Angham and Johaina, 2009 from Eighteen; Samaritans Pilgrimage, 2007 from Belief; Nisim, 2007 from The Tel Avivians (Images courtesy of the artist)
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