Roni Ben Ari

Location: Israel
Nationality: Israeli
Biography:   My name is Roni Ben Ari. I am an Israeli photographer, curator and multimedia Artist. My work is characterized mostly by the long term study of social issues in which the human landscape comprises the main part. I adore people, whoever they... read on
Head On Photo Festival featured exhibition "Ladies in Waiting" by Roni Ben Ari
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Apr 14, 2019
Head On Photo Festival featured exhibition "Ladies in Waiting" by Roni Ben-Ari from 4-19 May at the Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall, Australia .
and I am a finalist of the head-on festival contest.
if you are near by you are most invited to come and meet me.

Panel talk -Sunday sun 5 may,10:30am-11:45pm  Title: The Naked Truth: Exploring Sexual & Gender Identity from Behind the Lens  
Artist talk -Wed 8 May, 12.30pm at the Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall.

These pictures are the result of a 2-year photography project and book documenting sex workers in many countries, including Israel, India, the Netherlands, and Russia. My work continues a tradition of early 20th century black and white documentary-style photography. I intend to shed light on those individuals who are marginalized from society: the rejected, the invisible, and the voiceless.

"I started this project after volunteering for a mobile health clinic in Tel Aviv, where we provided medical care and food to women who work as prostitutes. The mobile clinic was comprised of a doctor, a nurse, a social worker and volunteers who travel on scheduled days to the areas where prostitutes live and work. We provided services that included HIV and STD testing, distributed contraceptives and clean syringes, and serving sandwiches and hot drinks. It was important for us to establish a safe space for these women, and encourage them to speak openly about their life experiences. After building their trust, many of the women invited me into their homes and intimate spaces. I photographed this community while they were between customers, documenting their daily routines, mealtimes, conversations, laughter, and leisurely activities. While creating this body of work, I avoided photographing the women while they were working. Through Ladies in Waiting, I hope to dignify and elevate the lives of these women and reveal the humanity within them".


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STILL LIFE IN LODZ's movie by Slawomir Grünberg

By Roni Ben Ari — / "My exhibit “Loom|Father|Requiem” was shown at the Central Museum of Textiles in Poland..
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By Roni Ben Ari — Excited to invite you to my solo exhibition in MLB projects SPACE along with VU & LEICA Opening on  02/07/2019   at 7pm / A - 16 Rue..
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Barcelona photo biennalle

By Roni Ben Ari — I am one of the winners, happy to share. Those who will be around these dates are expected to  have a great experience.(October 5 to 21..

"CONGRATULATION! Magnum Photography Awards 2017

By Roni Ben Ari — "Your photo entry to the Magnum Photography Awards 2017 (shown below) is among the top-rated entries we've received" A photo from a 2 year project..
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The World Through My Eyes

By Roni Ben Ari — I invite you to see my work exhibited in a new exhibition in valid gallery, Barclona, Spain . As one of the awarded  in the 5th Jacob..

Winnerof the 2018 black & white magzine contest

By Roni Ben Ari — One of my photos from my project "ladies in Waiting" is the winner of the 2018 black & white magzine contest. Appears in a special issue (no.125) ..
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My book

By Roni Ben Ari — My book "ladies in waiting", is now for sale at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. and also you can buy the book directly from me ( through paypal only ).

Magnum Photography Awards 2017 Congratulated me on an impressive accomplishment

By Roni Ben Ari — I"m happy to share with you all a massage i recived  from Magnum photography awards: "Your entry to the Magnum Photography Awards 2017 was in..

New exhibition in Korea "Ladies in waiting"

By Roni Ben Ari — The presence and daily life revealed in “waiting” - Photo exhibition <Ladies in Waiting> Pohtographer:Roni Ben Ari,   opening..

these are the 3 works that were choosen to be exhibited in the: 2017 DongGang International Photo Festival

By Roni Ben Ari — these are my  3 works that were choosen to be exhibited in the: DIPF2017- 2017 DongGang International Photo Festival . the biggest..
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