Studied philosophy and fine arts in Tel Aviv, Israel, and photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions at Podbielski Contemporary Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; and the Herzliya Art Biennial, Israel. Although they often portray Jewish Israeli society, his series are so disparate that they could almost belong to different photographers.
"This work is part of a series entitled The Zone in which I try to draw out the complexity of the place I live in through the external lines which surround the experience of being within. The lines are geographical, sociological, historical and demographic borders. The works from The Zone rely on the tradition of straight documentary photography, although many of them are staged or composed on the computer. To my mind, the meaning of this relationship with the straight documentary photograph is the fact that reading my images is based on variable distances between the unrealised promise of truth that lies in a photo, and the specific image that is being read. Sharon and Roi where photographed in a small and quite poor town in the south of Israel – Kiryat Malachi. The name of the town is a translation of Los Angeles. The photo is staged, and related ironically to many photographs taken in Israel in the nineteenth century by itinerant photographers, mostly from Europe, that were fascinated by the Orient and its inhabitants." OHAD MATALON
Ohad Matalon. Sharon & Roi, Kiryat Malachi, 2006.