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:

2018/9 – "Mea Shearim - The streets" , Artist's house, Israel (*Scheduled).

 

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:

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, 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.