Tali Ben-Dor

 Almost every moment in our life is an emotional one, yet there is that special fraction of a second that attracts my attention and causes my finger to click on the camera.

In this special moment the exterior image connects with the emotion within me. Capturing the image, I perpetuate both the moment and the emotion with which it has connected. Later, when I examine the frames, I make up the story behind the shots. Sometimes I manage to have a conversation with my photographed people. They share with me their emotional moments, and that, in a way, makes me a partner.These are feelings that I will carry with me for a long time.

My favorite subject is street photography, and my focus is on people.In my travels all over the world, armed with my camera, I keep looking around for interesting and moving scenes. Sometimes all I need is a heightened perception of my surroundings. Then I use my imagination.The camera taught me how to see things I didn't really see before. Furthermore, the camera allows me to communicate with strangers of all ages and gives me the legitimacy to do so.Most of my shots are presented to these people and are approved by them, not only in terms of their appearance, but also in the overall view of the picture and what it expresses.

Graduated from Shenkar   Fashion Design Institute in Ramat – Gan.

M.A. in Political Science / University of Haifa.

I became an amateur photographer a few years ago, thanks to my companion who is a professional photographer. He taught me everything I know. He was the one who urged me to observe in a different way. He taught me to look beyond what I see, to search for a meaning to my pictures.Suddenly everything burst out of me. Perhaps deep inside there was a latent urge to create and express myself.As the years passed I felt that I had reached the stage where I wanted to progress professionally.  I became the student of a famous woman photographer in Israel, and she has, ever since, been my mentor and the curator of my exhibitions.I started to shoot with a Canon camera half frame. For almost three years now I have been using a Sony mirrorless camera, with a Sony Zeiss 24-70 zoom lens. I use raw files and shoot in Black and White, as I find it much more expressive and dramatic.


"Working Settlement" – Tel Aviv Opera House.  February 2015.  Curator – U. Rosenwein.

"Working Settlement" – Beit Gabriel in the Sea of Galilee. May 2015.

"Krinitzi 104" – Artists House, Tel Aviv. September 2016.  Curator – N. Yarden.

"Craftsmen" – Tel Aviv Artists House.  July 2017.  Curator  – N. Yarden.

Photo albums

  Each exhibition produced an album.   In addition, I produced an album of international portraits and an album of my first trip to Morocco (March-April 2017). An album of my second trip to Morocco, which took place in September 2017, is currently in process.

Along with my great love of photography, I dug out stories I wrote in the past, and in a burst of enthusiasm and creativity I went back to writing short stories added to those from the past.

A collection of my short stories will be published in 2018.