Yair Barak

Born in 1973 in Israel.

Yair Barak studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and Camera Obscura, where he also taught. In 2005, he established the photography department at the Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv.

His work is nourished by local content and deals with constructing the viewer's view of reality. His early works criticize the local landscape while his later works address rituals in the local culture. The contents of his work touch on the concept of beauty and identity and often produce a dialogue with the history of art in general and photography in particular.