Photographer at work - Tsafit Canyon, Negev, Israel
Israeli photographer Amatsia Raanan resides in Raanana, Israel.
Self-taught, he entered the field of extensive photography in 1995.
Since 2004, Raanan has exhibited his works in exhibitions held in Israel, New York, Boston and across Canada. His recent exhibit, ”Not At First Sight – Israeli Landscape”, has become an official traveling exhibit, sponsored by Israel's Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.
By means of his images and the lectures he gives, Raanan demonstrates his insights and conveys thought-provoking and humorous messages on life and the world.
He devotes special attention to the abstract nature of manmade and nature creations.
Raanan's artworks are characterized by a desire to "see beyond" the obvious, while revealing the world's beauty, searching for the extraordinary and exploring the astounding phenomenon of life on earth.
Photography and Art
- Born in Haifa, Israel.
- Served as a pilot in the Israeli Air-Force
- Holds a B.Sc. in Industrial & Management Engineering (Technion, Israel) and has a minor in Business Administration and Marketing
- Performed diversified managerial and consultation roles in a variety of sectors and fields, including the IS/IT industry
- Self-taught, he has been an active still photographer for over ten years
- He belonged to a group that used to conduct joint photography sessions in Israel, with the guidance of leading professional photographers
- An eager traveler, he is constantly looking for photography encounters with people, landscapes, nature and cultures during travels and challenging treks he carries out in Israel and around the world
- Amatsia sings at the “Ha’Raananim” choir, Raanana
- At a Glance – The Hertzliya Centre for Performing Arts (9.2004)
- See Beyond - The Jerusalem Centre for Performing Arts (10.2004)
- Encounters with Light (Group exhibition) - The Jerusalem Centre for Performing Arts (4.2005)
- Water Creations – ID-Design Gallery, Ga’ash (5.2005)
Tripping the Light Fantastic – Agora Gallery, NYC, New-York (3-4.2006)
- Not At First Sight – Israeli Landscape - Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (5-6.2006)
- Not At First Sight – Israeli Landscape - Edmonton JCC, Edmonton, Canada (7-8.2006)
- Not At First Sight – Israeli Landscape - Saskatoon JCC, Saskatoon, Canada (8-11.2006)
- Not At First Sight – Israeli Landscape - London JCC & Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada (1-2.2007)
- Not At First Sight – Israeli Landscape – Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government) Boston, MA (2-3.2007)
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