2017 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography

Meitar Award is a joint initiative of the International Photography
Festival and Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, awarded for
excellence in photography. This year, the application process
opened to photographers from all over the world, in the aim of
building an international platform that promotes a dialogue in
the language of photography. A jury of leading professionals
from all over the world reviews the entries anonymously. This
year, the exhibition features works by 20 finalists chosen by the
jury from 700 entries.


Andres Serrano – American Photographer and Artist
Peter van Agtmael – American Magnum Photographer
Elinor Carucci – Israeli-American Photographer
Manon Slome – President and Chief Curator of No Longer Empty
Dr. Noam Gal – Head of the Department of Photography at the Israel Museum
Rivka Saker – Chairman of the Sotheby’s Israel, and the Founder and Board Chair of Artis
Taia Kwinter – Associate Managing Editor at Aperture
Dafna Meitar Nechmad – The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund

The twenty Finalists
Agnieszka Sosnowska, Aviya Wiess, Ben Altman, Charles Xelot, Christian Werner, David Favrod, Gilles Nicolet, Gili Yaari, Giovanna Del Sarto, Hadar Saifan, Harris Mizrahi, Hosam Katan, Ittai Bar-Joseph, Julien Chatelin, Kobi Wolf, Ofir Barak, Mickey Brandt, Teri Havens, Walker Pickering, Roei Greenberg

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