• Location:
    New York, NY, United States
  • Gallery Representation:
    Anastasia Photo Gallery
  • Agencies:
    Polaris Images
  • Schools Attended:
    School of Visual Arts
About Natan Dvir

Natan Dvir (b. 1972, Nahariya) is an Israeli photographer who focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues.

He received his MBA from Tel Aviv University and his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (NY), after which he became a faculty member at the International Center for Photography (ICP).

Natan is based in New York City and photographs around the world represented by Polaris Images agency and Anastasia Photo gallery.

His work has been published by numerous international magazines including the New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, Le Monde, Figaro, Journal de Dimanche, Stern, Focus, Die Zeit, and Corriere Della Sera among others.

Natan's main projects were exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America and Israel including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR), Schneider Gallery (Chicago), Houston Center for Photography (Houston), War Photo Museum (Dubrovnik), Museo de Antioquia (Medellin), Christie’s (London), Kultur Bahnhof Eller (Düsseldorf) and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv).

His work has received recognition wining prizes around the world including the Picture of the Year Award (POYi), Photo District News (PDN) Annual, American Photography Award, International Photography Award (IPA), LensCulture International Exposure Award, New York Photography Festival Award, Critical Mass top 50, Black & White Spider Award, and the Picture of the Year Award in the Israeli press.

Main Awards
Picture of the Year Award (POYi) 2012 – Award of Excellence
International Photography Award 2012 – Honorable Mention (x2)
PDN Photo Annual 2012 – Best Feature Series
LensCulture International Exposure Award 2012 – Honorable Mention
International Photography Award 2011 – Honorable Mention (x2)
American Photography 2011 – Chosen for AP27
PDN Photo Annual 2011 – Best Personal project
Critical Mass 2010 – Book Finalist & Top 50
FotoFest 2010, Houston – Discoveries of the Meeting Place
New York Photography Festival 2010 – Social Documentary Essay – 1st Prize
Px3 Prix de la Photographie – Honorable Mention
Houston Center for Photography – HCP Fellowship 2009
American Photography Award 2009 – Selected for AP25 Annual
Black & White Spider Awards 2008 – 1st prize Documentary
Local Testimony (Israeli Photojournalism) 2007, 2005 – Picture of the Year
PDN Photo Annual 2006 – Best documentary project

Latest Solo Exhibitions
“Coming Soon”, Anastasia Photo Gallery (New York, USA), 2013
“Eighteen”, Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona, USA), 2013
“Belief”, Roe Green Gallery (Cleveland, USA), 2013
“Belief”, Espacio Multiarte Sigen (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2012
“Eighteen”, Central European House for Photography (Bratislava, Slovakia), 2011
“Eighteen”, War Photo Museum (Dubrovnik, Croatia), 2011
“Eighteen”, Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR, USA), 2011
"Eighteen", Colombia University Bernard Hillel (New York, USA), 2010
“Shelter”, Festival de la Luz (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2010
“Eighteen”, The Jewish Community Center (New York, USA), 2009
"Shelter", Houston Center for Photography, 2009

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Natan Dvir's Projects on LensCulture