2022 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography | The Finalists Exhibition

The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the seventh time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate originality and excellence in the field of photography. This exhibition features the works of the 20 award finalists, who were selected anonymously by an international jury of leading professionals from among over 300 submissions received from around the world. The jury sought photographers whose works demonstrated a unique and interesting personal style and selected those who showcased excellence, quality, originality and the potential to present the project in a solo exhibition. The winner will be announced in an event during the 10th International Photography Festival, and will be awarded a 50,000 shekel worth grant for a solo exhibition at the 11th International Photography Festival.
The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund sponsors a wide range of bodies and activities pertaining to education and culture in Israel and overseas. The Fund was established by Zvi Meitar in 2004 with the aim of supporting young outstanding people and promoting selected projects.
The winner of the 2022 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography will be announced at a special event, on Sunday, November 27, at the Einav Cultural Center.

Photo: Chloé Jafé

Members of the Jury:
Dr. Roger Ballen (South Africa), Artist and Photographer
Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen (Denmark), Managing Director, Copenhagen Photo Festival
Judith Guetta (Israel), Artist, Director of the Azrieli Photo Gallery, Chair Department of Photographic Communication, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem
Ed Kashi (USA), Photojournalist/Filmmaker with VII Photo Agency
Dafna Meitar Nechmad (Israel), Director General, The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund
Lakin Ogunbanwo (Nigeria), Photographer
Rivka Saker (Israel), Chairman of Sotheby’s Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS
Kathrin Schönegg (Germany), Curator of C/O Berlin Foundation
Lisa Springer (UK), Curator of Touring Photography Exhibitions, V&A Museum, London
Ljudmila Stratimirović (Serbia), Artistic Director and Founder of Kc Grad and Art Weekend Belgrade
Demet Yıldız Dinçer (Turkey), Photography Department Manager, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

The twenty finalists are:
Tair Adato (Israel)
Silvia Alessi (Italy)
Jean-Francois Bouchard (Canada)
Elizabeth Bourne (Norway)
Fabiola Cedillo (Ecuador)
Mauro De Bettio (Italy)
Tamara Eckhardt (Germany)
Stephan Gladieu (France)
Shiraz Grinbaum (Israel)
Chloé Jafé (France)
Lionel Jusseret (Belgium)
Forest Kelley (USA)
France Leclerc (USA)
Daniel Rolider (Israel)
Natalya Saprunova (France)
Anat Icar Shoham (Israel)
Viktoria Sorochinski (Ukraine)
Daniel Taveira (Brazil)
Yuval Tebol (Israel)
B.A. Van Sise (USA)

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