Israeli photographer (conceptual artist) Gilad Benari was born in Haifa, and had the usual Israeli upbringing – high school and then three years in the army. After the army, he became a copywriter, composing poetry and short stories on the side. In 2002, Gilad discovered photography and began combining his writing with the photos he took trying to “explore photography in a conceptual sense, to help me express and complement my writing.”
Recently, Benari has created a series of presentations called “A Different Look At Israel” to tell the stories of Israel that many never hear about…”to tell the world Israel is not just war, conflicts, and political unbalance… Israel is a beautiful country with culture, people, and everyday life, a place like the one they would like to live in. The second reason is to simply use the world around me to share my different approach to photography as an art.”
To find out more about Gilad Benari visit Deviant Art.