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A festival of the camera’s lens

The 4th International Photography Festival, held at the Jaffa port, ends May 7

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

A still life by photographer Avi Ganor, currently on display through May 7, 2016, at the 4th International Photography Festival at the Jaffa Port (Courtesy Avi Ganor)
A still life by photographer Avi Ganor, currently on display through May 7, 2016, at the 4th International Photography Festival at the Jaffa Port (Courtesy Avi Ganor)

This week marks the final six days of the fourth International Photography Festival, which is being held at the Jaffa port through May 7. The exhibition features 1,000 works of 200 photographers from Israel and abroad in 30 different exhibits.

Sponsored by Platforma, an ad-hoc group of photographers and artists who organize the not-for-profit event, there are several days of classes, activities and events, as well as the exhibits available for viewing.

Look out for the Smartphone workshop, appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their picture-taking ability on a smartphone, ages 8 and up, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Hangar 1 at the port, NIS 25 per person.

Two exhibits to take note of are “Open Triangles,” photos of ultra-Orthodox communities taken by a combination of Haredi and secular photographers, and “They Say It Was a Happy Time Here,” black-and-white photo documentation by photographer Moshe Shai of celebrities from the 1980s, including Zohar Argov, Arik Einstein, Keren Mor and Shlomo Artzi, taken spontaneously behind the scenes.

Singer Arik Einstein in repose, backstage, currently on display at the International Photography Festival through May 7, 2016 at the Jaffa Port (Courtesy Moshe Shai)
The late singer Arik Einstein in repose, backstage, currently on display at the International Photography Festival through May 7, 2016, at the Jaffa port (Courtesy Moshe Shai)

There are also group exhibitions and works by international photographers, all offering a global look at how the camera lens captures its subjects in this day and age.

May 1-3, open 5 p.m. — 10 p.m.
May 4, closed for Holocaust Remembrance Day Eve
May 5, open 6 p.m. — 11 p.m.
May 6, open 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
May 7, open 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.

Call 8780* or go to the Leaan ticket website for tickets.

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