As a photographer and artist I have always striven for the time surprise of the ordinary. In my few years of artistic development, I have found myself again and again striving to explore time and culture changes all over the world. I found myself attracted to social and cultural issues; I was drawn to the cultural changes and diversity around me, particularly those linked to my own background.
I started my career as a photojournalist in my place of birth, Israel. While living in Israel, I worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines including Hadashot, Maariv, Haretz, and The Jerusalem Post.
In 1989, I moved with my family to Canada. During this time, while becoming familiarized with his new surroundings and the resultant self-changes, I continue to work as a documentary and fine art photographer.
My work has been published in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NowMagazine, Flare Magazine, Jerusalem Post, Maariv, Hadashot, and in Sacred Balance by David Suzuki.
Additionally, I worked with different agencies such as Actra, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre. Scarborough Grace Hospital, Workers’
Compensation Board, Reportage inc., The Ran Group, York university.
Some recent major projects that I worked on include:
“I am Cuba”
“Dreamland-In the footstep of Mark Twain inn the Holy land”
I Participated in many photographic exhibits and events both locally and internationally
Selected exhibits include:
2020- Gallea - virtual on line Exhibit.
2017- Art Show “ Jerusalem 2017”
2016 - “Dreamland”- at the Miles Nadal JCC -Israeli spotlight 2016
2014 - Art show- Composure- Galleria 814
2014 - 5th Annual Art Show- Papermill Gallery
2008 - Jerusalem art show - Israeli art group -
2007 - Contact photography Festival - Toronto,The spirit of Community Function art show
2003 - Contact photography Festival - Toronto - In The Junction - Group Show
1998 - 2000 “Eye To Zion” - Marcia Rafelman Fine Art Gallery, Toronto
1998 - “Eye To Zion” - CNE Pavilion, Israel 50th Birthday Art show
1997 - Art show - personal work - The Carrot Gallery, Toronto
1995 - Personal work - Post Eyes, Toronto
Selected collections include:
Marcia Rafelman Fine Art Gallery, Toronto
Saatchi on line Art Gallery
Galleria 814 - Toronto
Gallea on line art gallery
Motty is a member of the acclaimed Zuma Press Agency.
ZUMA Press Photo Agency
Marcia Rafelman, Fine Art, Toronto