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Humans of Israel: Photographs & Stories

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Courtesy of Humans of Israel.

Humans of Israel offers a fresh look at the rich and remarkably diverse lives of Israelis and showcases Israel's diversity, multiculturalism, and vibrant civil society.

Organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies in collaboration with Humans of Israel.


About the Event


Humans of Israel combines photojournalism with digital storytelling to provide participants in the lecture with a sense of what makes Israel and the diverse humans in it tick. With thought-provoking photographs, and stories about the humans behind them, the project puts a human face on the country and challenges preconceptions those outside of Israel may have by communicating a sense of our shared humanity. Learn more about the project on their website.

 About the Speakers


Photographer, native Tel Avivi, and TEDx speaker, Erez Kaganovitz is the human behind the Humans of Tel Aviv, Humans of Israel, and Humans of the Holocaust projects. Through his work, Erez has helped bridge a cultural gap in society both within and outside of Israel. His compelling work brings understanding, emotional connection, and unity to many around the world. Learn more about Erez here.


Yair Agmon (moderator) a doctoral candidate in the department of Information Studies at UCLA and a practicing artist. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. He works in the fields of archival studies, memory studies, settler-colonialism, and visual anthropology. His academic research, art, and documentary film making focuses on Israel and Palestine and the ways cultural memory legitimates and normalizes dispossession and displacement.



DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.