Avigail Blum Wins Lior Ziv Award for Excellence in Photography
Second-year student Avigail Blum from the School of Multidisciplinary Art has won the Lior Ziv Award for Excellence in Photography.
Avigail’s winning photograph was displayed at an exhibition in the school in the presence of the Ziv family, the head of the School of Multidisciplinary Art, Dr. Shachar Freddy Kislev, and Shenkar’s president, professor Sheizaf Rafaeli.
Avigail Blum (left) and the Ziv family
From the judges: Avigail’s works display both curiosity and a good understanding of the field. She succeeds in enhancing photography practices and creating intimacy and closeness with her subjects both in the studio and outside it. Avigail demonstrates high motivation, creativity, investment, and a willingness to listen and learn.
Shenkar’s relationship with the Ziv family goes back many years. Lior Ziv’s mother Mimi Ziv is a senior lecturer at the Department of Fashion Design. Lior’s love of photography led him to serve in the IDF Spokesperson's Unit – service from which he never returned. While documenting a Golani Brigade operation to locate weapons in Rafah, Lior was killed in an exchange of fire. He left behind countless memories and photographs.
The winning photograph
Numerous scholarships and prizes in Lior’s name have been awarded over the years. At the beginning of 2022, a new book containing Lior’s photographs from his army service was published in his memory: Beterem. The book was designed by Shenkar student Sapir Feldbaum (Department of Visual Communication).
Curator and producer of the award and exhibition: Adi Brande
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At the top of the page: winner Avigail Blum
Photo: Anat Finkelstein