There is a Garden, and it Exists

Distillery Gallery Invite

I am happy to have 3 works from “5683 miles away” at this pop-up show, organized by the students of MassArt’s FA2D Professional Practices.

There is a Garden, and It Exists
Distillery Gallery, 516 E 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127
April 18 – April 23, 2016
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 20, 6-9pm

All About Photo

Intermarried was recently reviewed by Ann Jastrab in
“The result is a powerful book full of lives lived, with challenges faced, and stories shared. There are surprises and heart ache and lessons to be learned. But also, there are the portraits. Sensitive. Subtle. Rich in color and gesture. Moments captured. Time stopped.”

Solo Show

Works, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
September 5 – October 11, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, September 5, 6-8pm

Group Exhibitions

Work from Intermarried is included in Not MY Family Values, an Art Photo Index online exhibition curated by Rebecca Senf.

Work from Intermarried is also included in Power, Protest, and Resistance: The Art of Revolution, curated by Danny Simmons and Oshun Layne, at Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

Building Bridges – Interfaith Family Project Exhibition

Please join me for the opening reception of the exhibition Building Bridges – Y interfaith Project on Sunday, June 7, 1-4pm at the Y of Washington Heights and Inwood, located at 54 Nagle Avenue in New York.

The exhibition includes photographs and interviews with local families who live in an interfaith household or crossed interfaith bridges, and was made possible thanks to a grant from the UJA Federation of NY.

To learn more about the project, see here.

Building Bridges – Y Interfaith Project

Building Bridges, a project I’ve been working on with the Y of Washington Heights and Inwood for the past few months, is featured in the Manhattan Times.

See here for the print edition.

Exhibition of images from this project will open at the Y in June 2015.

Public Art in New York

airport #1

The image airport #1 from the project In Transit is still on view in the northern elevator at the A Train 190th St. subway station, as part of the Poster Project presented by Artists Unite in cooperation with New York City Transit.

It was installed in September 2013 and will be up until the end of April 2015.

Year End Reviews


Intermarried was listed as one of Denver Post‘s favorite books of 2014 in the photography category.
“Ben-Zion’s photos skip the obvious, documenting the evidence that truly defines the mix: Books, photos, kids, art, knick-knacks. Each shot enriched by a quote from its subjects. A great take on 21st century American life.”

It was also reviewed in Fraction Magazine.
“Overall, the book succeeds in bringing to life questions about the tensions between tradition, expectation and lived realities, and is thought-provoking in the way in which Ben-Zion visualizes social categories in order to question the imperatives and social divisions on which they have been built historically.”

Limited Edition Book + Print

The Little Prince

The limited edition of Intermarried is finally ready to ship.
It includes a signed book with a signed and numbered c-print of The Little Prince.
Edition of 50 | sheet size: 8.5×8.5 inch | $125 USD

You can purchase a copy of the limited edition book + print here or by sending me an email.

Also, some limited edition copies of 5683 miles away, my first monograph, are still available for purchase. For details, see here.

Upcoming Artist Talks

Conversation with George Slade, Horizon Books, Traverse City, MI, Saturday, October 25, at 4pm.
For details, see the press release.

Lecture at the Second Annual Jewish Book Festival of the JCCs of Greater Toronto, Prosserman JCC, Vaughan, ON, Sunday, November 9, at 2am.

Talk at The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, New York, NY, Sunday, November 23, at 3:30pm

All events are open to the public.

International Photography Awards and Moscow International Foto Awards

Intermarried was awarded Honorable Mentions in the Book – Fine Art Category and in the Book – People Category in the 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA) Competition.

See here and here for the press releases.

It also received an Honorable Mention in the Book – Fine Art Category in the 2014 Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) Competition.

Recent Press

Intermarried was recently featured in the Canadian Touch BASEthe Jewish Book Council‘s blog, Yale Alumni Magazine and the spanish 20minutos.

5683 miles away, my first monograph, was featured in the Shpilman Institute for Photography‘s blog. See here for Hebrew.

Intermarried in the Cell Theatre in NYC


Images from Intermarried are currently on view at the Cell Theatre in NYC in conjunction with Project Y‘s production of Renee Calarco’s play The Religion Thing.

The show runs until August 1, 2014 and on Wednesday, July 9, I will have a talkback with the audience following the show. For info, see here.

For a great review of the play, including a nice mentioning of Intermarried, see The Jewish Week.

Upcoming Artist Talks

West Side Story

Presentation at the Westchester Photographic Society, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY, Friday, June 13, at 8pm.

Conversation with Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Big Blue Marble Book Store, Philadelphia, PA, Thursday, June 19, at 7pm.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Press and Recognition

Intermarried was recently featured in ArtFile Magazine, The Daily Mail, ICP Library Blog and The Literate Lens.

Work from Intermarried was selected for American Photography 30.

Paris Photo LA and Book Signing at ICP

Intermarried cover
Intermarried will be available at Kehrer’s booth at Paris Photo LA which takes place at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles April 25-27, 2014.

In addition, on Friday, May 16, 6pm, I will have a book signing for Intermarried at the ICP Museum Store in NY.

For Q&A about Intermarried on the ICP Library Blog, see here.

Intermarried at Word Up

evite-word up

Images from Intermarried will be exhibited at Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights from March 9 through April 9, 2014. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, March 9, 3-5pm and a discussion with author Lise Funderburg and me, moderated by the curator of the show, Gabriel de Guzman, will take place on Sunday, March 30, 5:30pm.

For details, see the evite and press release.

TV and Reviews


Intermarried was featured on CUNY-TV Independent Sources (starting min 21:45) and Fusion Morning Show.

The book and exhibition were reviewed by F-Stop Magazine and The Bronx Art Exchange.

Intermarried in the News

NY Times

Intermarried has recently been featured in the NY Times Sunday Review, PDN Magazine, Manhattan Times, DNAinfoDART: Design Arts Daily, The Times of IsraelThe Forward and Haaretz.

The exhibition and book were also mentioned by am New York, The Uptown Collective and Pro Photo Daily, among others.

Intermarried opens in New York


Intermarried is now on view at La Galeria at Boricua College in Washington Heights.

The artist reception will take place on Friday, January 17, 6-8pm and an artist talk moderated by the curator of the show, Gabriel de Guzman, will take place on Monday, February 3, 6-8pm.

For details, see the evite and press release.

Family exhibit at the Center for Fine Art Photography


Ten days left to view Family, a group exhibition Juried by Katherine Ware,  at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO.

The press release can be found here.

Public Art in New York

airport #1

The image airport #1 from the project In Transit is included in the Poster Project presented by Artists Unite in cooperation with New York City Transit. It is currently on view in the northern elevator at the A Train 190th Street subway station (Fort Washington Ave. one block north of 190th).

It will be up until November 2014.

Welcome to my new website

Sari scarf and doll house

Going forward I will post here updates about my projects and related news.

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Happy new year!

January 2014