The open university of Israel, B.A., Humanities, 2011.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2017 – Group exhibition, Welcome to Jerusalem, Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
2017 – Group exhibition, International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2017 – Group exhibition, D&ad - Next photographer award, London, Uk.
2017 – Group exhibition, ECVR International Exhibition 2017, ECVR, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.
2017 – Group exhibition, Magnum photos Swap Shop winners, Theprintspace, London, Uk.
2016 – Group exhibition, Local Testimony 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2016 – Group exhibition, La culture #16, Mazza 9 gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2016 – Group exhibition, Line hayotzer #2 old train station compound, Jerusalem, Israel.
2015 – Group exhibition, Art festival - days of Jerusalem, Plzeň, Czech Republic.
2015 – Group exhibition, Blackbox, Jerusalem, Israel.
Great Synagogue art collection, Plzeň, Czech Republic. Donated 2015.
Publications and Media:
2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Magnum photos.
2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Dpreview.
2016 – Magazine publication, Professional Photography Issue #12.
2015 – Online publication, Lensculture street photography awards, Lensculture.
Honors and Awards:
2018 – Hasselblad Masters 2018* (results will be revealed January 2018).
2017 – The Meitar Award 2017, International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.* (results will be revealed November 2017).
Ofir Barak was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1982. In 2011, he received his B.A. in Humanities from the Open University of Israel. In 2014, after self-teaching himself to use a camera, he began working in a multi layered project regarding religions in Jerusalem, Israel. His work largely concentrates on the three major religions in the city - Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the people behind them. His work has won numerous awards and nominations and is exhibited in both personal collections and galleries across the world.