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This Saturday I will fly to Israel for the country’s 2nd Photo Festival taking place in the Tel Aviv Jaffa’s Port. My main goal is to participate and look at works by some very talented friends. My more humble goal is to bring peace to the middle east, but I’ll probably fail.

In Israel first Photo Festival I exhibited some of the portraiture work that I was regularly shooting a few blocks away in my studio that had wonderful view of the Mediterranean beach. I exhibited photographs around the narrative of power, individuality and personal history. Moshe Shai, one of Israel’s best photographers alive, curated the exhibit. The work Fight Club demonstrated the usage of brand names as a tool of self defense. Another piece, Psychological Warfare, examined how history can sneak into our modern life. The composition had dividing elements, each revealing clues from other times, not allowing the viewer to position the subject anywhere in history. The last piece was much more ironic. The image Red Revolution showing member of the Israeli Parliament Ilan Gileon during a photo shoot for the election campaign. In this image, though the campaign fantasy is broken into parts, weakness seems as power once again.

Photographer: Moshe Shai

Photographer: Moshe Shai

The best part though for me in Israel’s 1st Photo Festival was definitely the photo-op with Magnum’s photographer Micha Bar-Am.

Photographer: Moshe Shai

For Israel’s 2nd Photo Festival, I selected completely different type  of work, photographs from the other side of the world. A few days ago I gave an interview for the Israeli media about a photo series of the Republican candidates that I shot earlier this year. Some of these photos are present in the body of work American Mirror.

American Mirror is a large series of photographs showing contemporary America, which is the fruit of work that’s been ongoing since 2008. Some of the images were shot on my first trip to the USA and many since I’ve resided in New York.

Mostly equipped with a 28mm lens, I took shots of contrasts across the nation. Soon after I shot the historical celebration of gay marriage outside of Stonewall  in New York, I took the picture of Rick Perry opening his hands for God in DC. In Cleveland, I captured a fairy trying to give a little boost to the stock exchange and in Florida a confederate flag in plain view of the interstate highway.

Historical celebration of gay marriage Photography Gil Lavi

Rick Perry Photography Gil Lavi

Fairy in Cleveland Photography Gil Lavi

The Confederate flag Photography Gil Lavi

Hollywood Hero Photography Gil Lavi

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New! For the first time and just in time for the Jewish New Year, I am making the three photographs comprising The Red Series available for easy purchase online! Bring the joy of the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday into your home or office with this series, a modern interpretation of the age old celebration of the Jewish New Year tradition.

Purchase now in the Saatchi online gallery starting at $99 for fine art quality prints.

Assembled from old fences, dead trees, wires, broken glass and ordinary fruits, the 3 images combining the Red Series celebrate desire for a better life. The apple and honey, symbols of better times by Jewish tradition, are combined with elements of environmental decay, war and separation. Together, under the long exposure of the technical camera, reality and myth gathered into different visual experience inspired by the hand quality and delicacy of jewels making.

The series was exhibited earlier this year in the New York Photo Festival Feast Your Eyes photo exhibition.


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I’m please to invite you to my upcoming exhibition in the The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC of Manhattan: Viewfinding.

Viewfinding exhibits urban photography, and personal connection to New York and Tel Aviv on a show that emphasizes the unique personality of each place while also highlighting their striking resemblance. Viewfinding considers both the differences and similarities between people and places, between what we hold close to us as familiar, and what we imagine as far away and unusual.

Opening reception: May 30, 6-8 PM, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, JCC of Manhattan.

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I’m honored to invite you to the reception event of One Shot: The City exhibition which I’m participating in during MOPLA (month of photography LA) and the 10 years anniversary for the International Photography Awards.

The Loft at Liz’s. 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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A new music video I’ve directed for the song Straight Away by David Lavi.

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I’m delighted to invite all of you to view my work at the New York Photo Festival  Feast your Eyes exhibition. My work, The Red Series, has been chosen by the jury to be exhibited.

I hope to see you at the opening at the powerHouse Arena on January 6, starting at 6pm. The exhibition will run from January 6 to January 27.

New York Photo Festival Feast Your Eyes invitation

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Sensi6 gallery will offer the work Genesis 2 (2009,  part of the Genesis body of work comprised of 7 images) in a benefit auction that will take place on June 2nd by Christie’s auctioneer Adrian Meyer in New York.


New York auction

Medium: Photography Digital C-Print
Size: 20″ x 30″ (plexi-frame)
Starting Bid: $1700


Other artists participating in the auction are: Miriam Cabessa, Elanit Kayne, Adam Cohen, Elinor Milchan, Eyal Radwinowitz and Yigal Ozeri among others.


June 2nd, 23 Wall Street at 7:00 pm.
Individual Fee: 180$
For registration: sensi6


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