Artist, photographer, and curator. Born in Israel, 1964.
Rafaeli’s unique photographs have been widely displayed in many museums and galleries in Israel and around the world. He is featured in many notable collections and has been awarded numerous prizes. “Rafaeli uses a low key light in his images, which forces the viewer to focus on the dark details of the photograph. With careful observation, we get closer to the photographer’s deeper concerns that portray the tension of the state we live in. This is a place that has no borders, boundaries, or limits.” - (Richard Grosbard). Between 1991 and 2010, Rafaeli worked with numerous publications, among them: Stern, Libération, Paris Match, Newsweek, and Yedioth Ahronot. Rafaeli founded the Israel International Photography Festival in 2009 and had been its artistic director until 2015.
In 2017 he participated in the Fotográfica Bogotá, a photography biennial held in Bogotá, Colombia.
Rafaeli owns a photography and art studio in TLV.