Ittai Bar Joseph is one of 20 finalists for Meital Award 2021. We are extremely proud as Itai was invited to exhibit a solo exhibition at the gallery during 2022. The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund. The award finalists were selected anonymously by an international jury of leading professionals from among the 350 submissions received from around the world. The jury sought photographers whose works demonstrated a unique and interesting personal style and selected those who showcased excellence, quality, originality and the potential to present the project in a solo exhibition.
The twenty finalists are: Silvia Alessi | Italy Ittai Bar-Joseph | Israel Claire Beckett | USA Davide Bertuccio | Italy Kerry J. Dean | United Kingdom Colin Delfosse | Belgium Andrew Feiler | USA Pang Hai | China Edgar Martins | United Kingdom Dan Nelken | USA Cletus Nelson Nwadike | Nigeria/Sweden Laura Pannack | United Kingdom Saja Quttaineh | Palestinian from East Jerusalem Amanda Rowan | USA Alain Schroeder | Belgium Aki & Astrid Sinikoski | Finland Alnis Stakle | Latvia Mouneb Taim | Syria/Turkey Sabine van Wechem | Netherlands Mugur Varzariu | Romania. Members of the Jury: Scott Gray, CEO of the World Photography Organisation & Angus Montgomery Arts Sigalit Landau, Artist Dafna Meitar Nechmad, The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director and Chief Representative, Leica Galleries International (Austria) Dr.h.c Avi Sabag, Founder & Director, Musrara, The Naggar School of Art and Society, Jerusalem Rivka Saker, Chairman of Sotheby’s Israel, Founder and board chair of ARTIS Enrico Stefanelli, Founder and Artistic Director, Photolux Festival in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy István Virágvölgyi, Curator, photo editor, Secretary of the Capa Grand Prize, Hungary Eric Vroons, Editor-at-large for GUP and Chief Editor for the print edition of GUP Magazine.