At the age of 18, when Raphael Avigdor travelled to Europe with Fashion photographer Ric Somekh as an assistant who loaded Ric’s camera’s with film, it was then when Raphael realized his strong passion for photography.
At 19 already on his own, he travelled to the AMAZONS to shoot the indigenous tribes of Northern Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Ever since then, Raphael has been travelling the world shooting different cultures, and portraits, always looking to capture a story in his work.
His most recent trips include 6 weeks trekking in Nepal, arriving to Base Camp at Mt. Everest, and then progressed to Tibet, and the Trans-Siberian Railroad to Beijing China. Other recent trips include Egypt, Kiev, Kyrgyzstan, and China. He recently returned from six weeks in Tulum and the Jungles of Belize, and earlier this year scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.