Gili Benita is a photographer, born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel and currently based in New York City. In 2016, he began his first long-term documentary project, working with 'Save a Child's Heart'; an Israeli NGO providing medical aid for children suffering from congenital heart diseases in Tanzania. In 2018, this work was exhibited at the "Local Testimony" exhibition in the Eretz Israel Museum In Tel Aviv and won the first prize in the Photographed story category. That same year he traveled to Japan for a project on the culture of Japanese loneliness: 'Kodoku,' which was published in iGNANT, The Independent Photographer, Aint Bad, and won the Bronze prize in the Photo Essay category in Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019. In 2020 he created the photo series 'Should We Watch Something?', telling the story about his roommate's romance during the COVID 19 pandemic in NYC which was featured in Vogue Italia. That year, he also graduated from the International Center of Photography's Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program where he was awarded the Lisette Model Scholarship and the Director's Fellowship.