Solo Show in Israel
5683 mile saway, curated by Simcha Shirman
Drepler Gallery, The NB Haifa School of Design, Israel
May 8 – June 10, 2017
Artist talk: Monday, May 8, 10am-12pm
The Female Gaze: Portraits
The Female Gaze: Portraits overturns and examines a trope that perforates the historical (and contemporary) discourse of art: the male gaze. There is a long history of women being looked at rather than being in the more powerful position of looker. This exhibition contributes broad reaching interpretations to a new history of the female gaze.
Unnatural Election Exhibition
I participate in Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election, curated by Andrea Arroyo with over 200 international artists participating.
Kimmel Galleries, New York University, 60 Washington Square South, 8th Fl., New York, NY, 10012
January 19-May 30, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, January 19, 6 – 8pm
Tribute to the Disappeared Exhibition
My work is included in Tribute to the Disappeared, an art project in honor of the 26,000 men and women disappeared in Mexico, and other victims of violence and injustice around the world.
Selections from the project are featured at the Tribute to the Disappeared Exhibition, curated by Andrea Arroyo, and presented in partnership with CUNY-Center for Worker Education, CCNY’s Human Rights Forum, and Frances S. Patai Program in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.
The Halls at Bowling Green Gallery, CUNY’s Graduate Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, New York, NY
September 26-December 31, 2016 (extended)
Opening reception: Monday, September 26, 6 – 8pm
Cats + Creatures – Group Exhibition
Gaa Gallery – Provincetown is pleased to announce the upcoming group exhibition, Cats + Creatures featuring the work of Richard Baker, Yael Ben-Zion, Martin Manning and Martin Munkácsi.
Gaa Gallery, 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
August 26 – September 14, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, August 26, 6 – 9pm
BAXTER ST at CCNY’s 2016 Annual Juried Photography Competition
I am happy to be one of the Honorable Mention artists
for the The Camera Club of New York‘s 2016 Annual Juried Photography Competition, juried by artist Mickalene Thomas.
Uptown Arts Review 2016
My work “Portrait with father’s painting” from the Project Building Bridges is included in the Uptown Arts Review, an exhibition showcasing the work of 29 local artists working in a variety of media, curated by Andrea Arroyo.
Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031
June 6 – June 30, 2016
Opening reception: Monday, June 6, 6-9pm
Artists talk: Monday, June 20, 6-8pm
There is a Garden, and it Exists
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 All-About-Photo.com
“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.”
Works, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
September 5 – October 11, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, September 5, 6-8pm
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
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 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
Also, some limited edition copies of 5683 miles away, my first monograph, are still available for purchase. For details, see here.
Upcoming Artist Talks
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.
It also received an Honorable Mention in the Book – Fine Art Category in the 2014 Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) Competition.
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
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
Work from Intermarried was selected for American Photography 30.
Paris Photo LA and Book Signing at ICP
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
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.
TV and Reviews
Intermarried in the News
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.
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
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
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Happy new year!