ISRAELI PHOTOGRAPHER and filmmaker Yonatan Nir..
(photo credit: AMOS NACHOUM)
Fans of top quality photography have a feast lined up for them today, when the 11th annual Israeli Photography Conference takes place at the Smolarz Auditorium of Tel Aviv University.
The event, which is sponsored by the Galitz Group which incorporates the Ramat Ganbased Galitz School of Photography and the Phototeva international adventure travel outfit, focuses on the theme of photography from around the world.
The one-day conference will take in two sessions, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., with half a dozen eminent professionals on the speaker roster, including feted Canadian-born New Yorkbased Joey Lawrence, American travel photographer, videographer and writer Elia Locardi and Pulitzer and Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson.
The local scene is also well represented with filmmaker Yonatan Nir, while Israel Prize laureate Alex Levac will be the guest of honor of the whole shebang. There is also one eminent amateur photographer on the bill, adventurer Roei Sadan, who made a name for himself by circumnavigating the globe by bicycle between 2007 and 2011, naturally documenting the trip with photographs in all manner of wild and wooly locations.
Conference moderator and Galitz CEO Roi Galitz is, naturally enough, enthused about today’s event.
“We are seeing our vision materialize,” he says. “The Israeli Photography Conference has become one of the most interesting conferences in the world on the subject of photography. That is reflected by the stature of the lecturers who come to us each year.”
The auditorium building will also house plenty of stands run by relevant commercial enterprises and other organizations which will offer their wares at substantially reduced prices.
There will also be lotteries and photography competitions with prizes totaling NIS 30,000.
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