Ahikam Seri took up photography after his friend introduced him to a makeshift darkroom he had built at his parents’ warehouse on 1993. During multiple trips to South Asia, China, India and Japan in the 90s, he deepened his interest in documentary photography, and later on graduated a 3-year photography studies in Jerusalem. Since 1998 Seri is an independent photojournalist, becoming a member of London-based agency Panos Pictures on 2003.
His work was published in major international titles such as Politiken, L'espresso, Time, US News & World Report, Paris Match, Ei8ht, Private, IoDonna, D La Repubblica Delle Donne, Le Monde, Financial Times and Independent Magazine, among many others.
His independent in-depth reportage has been widely published and awarded. A report on unrecognised Bedouin villages in Israel received an IFDP grant from FiftyCrows (US 2003) and an Allroads award from National Geographic (US 2004). A report on hard-line Jewish settlers in the West Bank, was projected at Visa Pour L’image (France 2004) and provided unprecedented insight to a usually-closed community. A report on African migrants in Israel was also projected at Visa Pour L’image (France 2014), and a report on the life of Druze in the Golan Heights was exhibited as part of Phot'Aix photo festival in Aix Eu-Provence (France 2013). Other works received awards from Helie Memorial (Spain 2015), Nikon (Japan 2003), PDN (US 2008) and Local Testimony (multiple), and was featured in noted group projects such as 'This Day of Change' by Kodansha (Japan 2009), and 'Nazar' and 'Act of Faith' by Noorderlicht (Holland 2005 & 2007).