Amon Yariv

Born in 1975 in Israel.

Amon Yariv graduated with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2002. In 2005, he won the Haifa Museum of Art’s Rafael Angel Young Photographer Prize, and in 2006 was awarded the Gerard Levy Award for Young Photographer by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Yariv’s work is an excellent example of contemporary art that assaults our understanding of place. Like many photographers before him, he goes out into the landscape, but photographs the findings of the encounter with it only in the studio. Through meticulous studio photography, he reveals the deep layers of the local landscape as a split space of space and time through which the contemporary emerges from the archaic and the biblical.