RACHEL PAPO : Bio
Born in Ohio and raised in Israel, Rachel Papo began working as a photojournalist in the late 1990s and received her MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her works have been exhibited worldwide, including at ClampArt Gallery (New York, NY); Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA); Paul Kopeikin Gallery, (Los Angeles, CA); and Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle, WA). Since 2005 Papo’s photographs have been published in over 15 countries.
She has received numerous awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and was a finalist for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2006. Rachel was selected in 2009 and 2012 as a Critical Mass Top 50 winner. In 2009 she received the “Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year” award from the Lucie Foundation, and was featured in the “Discoveries of the Meeting Place” exhibition as part of the 2010 Fotofest Biennial. A monograph of her series Serial No. 3817131, documenting female soldiers in Israel, was published by powerHouse Books in 2008. In 2011 photographs from that body of work were selected to be included in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s acclaimed traveling exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.
Papo’s works are included in several public and private collections, including those of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Berlin, Germany.