cv

curriculum vitae


Education:

The open university of Israel, B.A., Humanities, 2011.

 

Honors and Awards:

2018 – Hasselblad Masters nominee 2018.

2017 – Finalist, The Meitar Award 2017, International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2017 – Winner, Black & White Street Series of the Year 2017, Monovision Awards.

2017 – Finalist, Next photographer award, D&ad.

2016 – Winner, Magnum Photography Awards (Street category), Magnum photos & Lensculture.

2016 – Honorable mention, CDS documentary photography committee, Duke University, Nc, Usa.

2016 – 2nd place, Series of faith and religion, Local Testimony, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015 – Winner, Lensculture street photography awards, Lensculture.

2015 – Honorable mention, Moscow international photo award, Moscow, Russia.

 

Selected solo Exhibitions:

2018 – "Mea Shearim - The streets" , Artist's house, Jerusalem, Israel (August 25th - october 13th).

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018 – Lucie foundation - month of photography photo book exhibition, Venice arts, Los Angeles, United states.

2017 – Welcome to Jerusalem, Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany.

2017 – International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2017 – D&ad - Next photographer award, London, Uk.

2017 – ECVR International Exhibition 2017, ECVR, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.

2017 – Magnum photos swap shop winners, Theprintspace, London, Uk.

2016 – Local testimony 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2016 – La culture #16, Mazza 9 gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2016 – Line hayotzer #2 old train station compound, Jerusalem, Israel.

2015 – Art festival - days of Jerusalem, Plzeň, Czech Republic.

2015 – Blackbox, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Public Collections:

Great Synagogue art collection, Plzeň, Czech Republic. Donated 2015.

 

Publications and Media:

2018 – Online video publication, Mea Shearim, Jerusalem: The everyday life of a city within a city, World Jewish Congress.

2018 – Online publication, Photographer captures daily life of Mea Shearim neighborhood 'frozen in time', I24news. Eng | Fr

2017 – Online publication, Artist page, Artsy.

2017 – Online publication, "Mea Shearim: One of Jerusalem’s Oldest Jewish Settlements", Petapixel.

2017 – Online publication, "Mea shearim - the streets", The eye of photography.

2017 – Online publication, "The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church", Edge of humanity magazine.

2017 – Online publication, "Mea shearim - the streets", C41magazine.

2017 – Online publication, "Mea shearim - the streets", Bird in flight.

2017 – Online publication, "Mea shearim - the streets", Leica camera photoblog.

2017 – Online publication, "Mea Shearim: the streets", Booooooom.

2017 – Online publication, City of secrets, Haaretz newspaper photoblog.

2017 – Online publication, "Please take your shoes off", Lensculture.

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Magnum photos.

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, I-D (vice).

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, HB style.

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Dpreview.

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Amateur photographer.

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Siliconrepublic.

2016 – Online publication, Magnum Photography Awards, Bbc Ukraine.

2016 – Magazine publication, Professional Photography Issue #12.

2016 – Online publication, "How this ultra-Orthodox neighborhood has embraced traditional religious life", Albawaba.

2015 – Online publication, Lensculture street photography awards, Lensculture.

2015 – Online publication, Street photography awards, The telegraph.

2015 – Online publication, Street photography awards, Der spigel.

2015 – Online publication, Issue #73, F-stop magazine.


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, he began working in a multi layered project regarding religions in Jerusalem, Israel. His work largely concentrates on the three major abrahamic 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.