I T Z H A K    B E N-A R I E H        F A N T A S T I C    P H O T O G R A P H Y

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, 1926 - in Israel since 1948 Photographer for 28 years at the Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa.

Ben-Arieh works mainly with the method of photomontage. His photographs are composed of a number of negatives, which were taken at various locations and times, and were assembled by him into final prints in the darkroom.

In the artist's pictures there frequently appear female nude motives, which seem to connect themselves with imaginary scenery. The result is the creation of a differently reality which emerges from the unconscious and is related with the world of myths and archetypes.

On the other hand, in his portrait pictures, as well as in the nude, the artist aims to express the personality of the models, as well as his own inner truth.


1970 Beith-Sokolov, Tel-Aviv
1974 "Situation", Israel Museum, Jerusalem - group
1979 "White Gallery", Tel-Aviv
1982 "M. Valentine Gallery", Paris
1982 "Shai Danon Gallery", Tel-Aviv
1983 "Graphica 3 Gallery", Haifa
1983 "Nikon Gallery", Zurich
1984 "Zoom Portfolio", Paris
1985 "Camera Obscura", Tel-Aviv
1985 "Galerie Claude Perrain", Paris
1986 "La Femme", ZOA House, Tel-Aviv - group
1986 "Nikon Gallery", Zurich - group
1986 "Camera Obscura", Haifa
1986 "Fotografie Forum Frankfurt", Germany
1987 "City Museum", Nahariah
1988 "Moment Gallery", Hamburg - group
1990 "Burgtheater Galerie", Ratzeburg, W. Germany- group
1990 "Stara Galeria". Warsaw - group
1990 "Galeria Biala LDK". Lublin - group
1991 Karo, New Gallery, Haifa
1992 Grand Prix Photographique, Geneva - group
1993 Western Galilee College Gallery
2000 Technion - Haifa
2001 "Hottentot"Gallery - Haifa
2001 Centre Culturel Francais - Haifa

Ben-Arieh also took part in international exhibitions:
London, Southampton, Lincoln, Edinburgh, Moers, Jicin, Istanbul, Nicosia. In addition Ben-Arieh participated in five international photographic meetings in Arles (France).

The National Library in Paris has acquired twelve photographs of the artist's various exhibitions.

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