Zion Ozeri

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Zion Ozeri
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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipIsraeli
Alma materFashion Institute of Technology
Pratt Institute
Occupationphotographer
AwardsSimon Rockower Award
Covenant Award
Websitezionozeri.com

Zion Ozeri is an Israeli-American photographer known for his photographs that explore the Jewish experience and the Jewish Diaspora. Ozeri currently lives in new York City.

Early life and education

Ozeri was Raised in Israel during a period of mass immigration. He has cited his background interacting with diverse cultures during his youth as central to his subsequent photographic work. Ozeri moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He then went on to complete his BFA at Pratt Institute. [1]

Career

Ozeri's photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Newsweek, The Jerusalem Report, Moment, The Middle East Insight, and The Economist, and have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and internationally.[1] He has several published books, including The Jewish World Family Haggadah (Simon & Schuster, 2005), and Jews of Yemen, The Last Generation (Keter, 2005).[2][3] In 2004 Ozeri was honored with the Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.[4] He was a recipient of the 2013 Covenant Award.[5]

The Jewish Lens

In 2004 Ozeri founded The Jewish Lens, a curriculum for middle- and high-school students that teaches Jewish traditions and values through photography.[6]

DiverCity Lens

Expanding upon the success of The Jewish Lens, Ozeri created DiverCity Lens in 2010. The program encourages students to explore identity and community, and also teaches skills in photography and visual literacy. As of 2020, the DiverCity Lens curriculum is being implemented in over 20 New York City public schools. [7]

Publications

Books

  • The Jewish World Family Haggadah. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. ISBN: 978-1596873155.
  • The Jews of Yemen, The Last Generation. Jerusalem: Keter, Jerusalem, 2005. ISBN: 978-9650713713.
  • Operation Exodus: The making of a miracle. New York: UJA Federation, 1995. ASIN: B0006QCV82.
  • Yemenite Jews: A Photographic Essay. New York: Schocken, 1985. ISBN: 978-0805239805.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2011: "Contemporary Israel in Focus," Mizel Museum, Denver, CO.
  • 2010: “Une histoire a plusieurs histoires: un album de famille des 60 ans d'Israel,” Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2009: “Diversidad De Una Nacion de Zion Ozeri," Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2008: "The Jews of Yemen, The Last Generation,” Dondikov Gallery, Rehovot, Israel.
  • 2007: “Tzedakah, A message of the Ages,” The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY
  • 2006: "Bukharan Odyssey; Photographs by Zion Ozeri,” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY
  • 2005: “Diversity of Life: A Photographic Exhibit,” San Diego Center for Jewish Life, California.
  • 2004: “Zion Ozeri, Photographs; Jews in South America 2002-3,” Bet Hatfutsot, Museum of The Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2003: “Portrait of an Eternal People: A Jewish Family Album,” The Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2002: “Jewish family Album,” Zola Gallery, Ann Arbor
  • 1999: “Yemenite Jews: The Last Generation,” Milton Weill Gallery
  • 1996: “Jews of Arab Lands today-Photographs,” The Diaspora Museum

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bio | Jewish photography world, Jewish communities, Zion Ozeri Photography". www.zionozeri.com.
  2. Silberman, Shoshana, and Ozeri, Zion (2012). The Jewish World Family Haggadah: The First Contemporary Passover Haggadah. Ibooks, Inc. ISBN 1596873159.
  3. Ozeri, Zion (2005). The Jews of Yemen: The Last Generation. Keter. ISBN 9650713719.
  4. "AJPA - 2004 Competition". www.ajpa.org.
  5. "Zion Ozeri". www.covenantfn.org.
  6. "About | The Jewish Lens".
  7. "ABOUT | DiverCity Lens". www.divercitylens.org.

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