Location:New York, NY, United States
Gallery Representation:Anastasia Photo Gallery
Schools Attended:School of Visual Arts
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.
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
From social tensions in Israel to understanding the American Dream on the streets of New York, Israeli photographerhas spent his career using photography as a means to see and understand the world in a clearer manner.
Surreal urban landscapes created by juxtapositions of huge-scale facade advertising and people on the streets of New York City. Photographs by Natan Dvir.
Nine top winners and 27 finalists from 15 countries won awards in the 2012See examples of each, here, along with direct links to each winner's website.
Natan Dvir, an Israeli Jewish man, photographed and talked with 18-year-old men and women who are part of the minority Arab population that continues to live within a country that is largely defined by opposing religious beliefs.
Israeli photographeris "fascinated and sometimes frightened by the extreme situations people reach in the pursuit and defense of their beliefs. Regardless of specific religious or political affinities, belief can provide a sense of community, belonging, safety, and understanding, yet might also provoke hatred, separation and aggression."