Arik Chen Photography


About me









(In Hebrew)
My name is Arik Chen. I live and creat in Israel.
I am engaged in art and in photography, in particular, for more than 20 years.
I studied photography during the years. I graduated from NYI (New York Institute of Photography) and took
photography courses in the College of Geographic Photography in Israel.
Last year I won award winning for my photography and few of my pictures were
published in the National Geographic magazine (the Israeli issue).
On February this year I presented an exhibition in Tel Aviv, called "Facing India",
which shows the fascinating people of India and their culture.
I travel a lot around the world and my journeys are the major source of my photography.
The main two subjects I photograph in my travels are: Nature, especially, unspoiled nature (like Iceland etc.)
and people in their natural environment and culture (India, Morocco, China, Japan, etc.).
I also love abstract, especially, abstract in nature. Abstract themes are popular subjects in my photography
as well as in my paintings. 
As Elliot Erwitt said:“Photography is an art of observation” and “…it is all about the way you see things!”
My photography is based on profound observation and on making the picture utilizing an interesting composition
and a unique point of view.


Education:

2016: Phototherapy & Videotherapy Studies: 
The Open University, Israel
2011-2015: Film 
Studies (BA), The Open University, Israel
2005-2007: Photography 
Studies, New York Institute of Photography, NYC
2004-2008: Art & Oil Painting Studies, Zipi Zigle Studio, Israel
2003-2005: Photography 
Studies, The School of Geographic Photography, Israel

Professional Experience:

2008 Established Studio Artistico for Art and Creative Photography
2008 Art Photography Teaching and establishing of school of Photography
2009 Established and Guided Children Photography workshops


Selected Exhibitions:

7/2005   Horas Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv Jaffa, “The color of China” (solo)
2/2008   Amalia Arbel Gallery, Tel Aviv, “Facing India” (solo)
8/2008   Studio Artistico, Tel Aviv, “Abstract in Nature” (solo)
6/2009   Horas Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv Jaffa, “The Tel Aviv sea line”
7/2009   Alternativ Galerie, Paris, “Fire,water,earth & wind”
9/2009   Artists’ Haven Gallery, F.L., Florida, Int’l Photography Exhibition.
12/2009  Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, “Expose to Light”, Photography Exhibition.


Awards and Publications:

7/2007   NYI Merit Award Winner – “backlight”
6/2008   National Geographic (The Israeli Issue), publishing  photo “The Buddhist Girl”
9/2009  1st Place in Abstract Category, Int’l Juried Photography Competition, Florida, USA.


Projects:

2007 The Dune - Photo documentary of the evolutions of a disappearing dune
2008 Expressions - Photo documentary of people expression
2009 silhouettes - Series of backlight silhouette photography