Yaakov Israel was born in 1974 in Jerusalem, Israel where he lives and works. He has a BFA from the Department of Photography at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Since 2004 he has been teaching photography at art and photography schools and colleges in Israel including the Bezalel Academy.
His work has been the subject of solo and group shows which were exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel and internationally. Solo exhibition venues include: Centro de Arte Alcobendas; Czech Centre, Prague; Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England; Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp; Margaret Street Gallery, London; La Maison de la Photographie, Toulon; OSLO 8 Gallery, Basel; The Architecture House Gallery, Jaffa; The Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai; and the Haifa Museum of Art.
He was selected Winner of the PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE12 Award, as one of the three winners of the Conscientious portfolio competition, and a Critical Mass finalist, Top 50 by Photolucida. His photographs are in the collections of The Knesset (Israel’s house of parliament), Haifa Museum of Art, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai, and Ashdod Art Museum. His first monograph The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey was recently published by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam. Yaakov Israel is represented by Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp and Oslo 8 contemporary photography in Basel.
To learn more, visit www.yaakovisrael.com