Itamar Freed was born in 1987, in New York. He holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the Photography Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and is currently pursuing his MFA at the Royal College of Arts in London. He is the winner of the 2012 Epson Excellence Award in Art Photography and the 2016 Clore – Bezalel Scholarship. Itamar’s intensive photographs deal with the tension that is created by contradictions such as enticement and rejection, outer covering and essence, life and death; underlying elements threatening to shatter reality’s apparent tranquillity. Within the blurred borders of dream and wakening, the use of colour, natural illumination, open composition and multiple vanishing points, make his photographic universe exist beyond the boundaries of a specific time and place. Itamar’s work is held in private and public collections worldwide and has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York, Tel Aviv and the Museum for Israeli Art in Ramat-Gan, as well as in numerous group exhibitions. He lives and works between Tel Aviv and London and is represented by Feinberg Projects and Litvak Contemporary Art Gallery, both in Tel Aviv.
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