Rubi Lebovtich is a photographer, living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was born in 1974. His MFA in Art and photography was received from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. His work has been shown in various solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. His Home Sweet Home series was shown this year in several galleries in the US, including the NewSpace Center for Photography in Portland, the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins.
Rubi’s work received several prizes, including prizes from Center Santa Fe, Kaunas Photo Star, Japan Media Art Festival and the Morton Mandel Fund. His work is held in many public institutions such as the Houston Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins and Leumi bank, and also in private collections in Israel and abroad.
Eran Bar-Gil s one of Israel’s most important writers, multiply talented as a novelist, short story writer, poet, scriptwriter, musician, reporter and book critic. He has won major literary prizes for several of his eleven published works which include five novels, four volumes of poetry and two volumes of short stories. His literary style is significant, using multiple narratives in different time periods (HORSESHOE AND VIOLIN – 2006 Bernstein Prize winner), with a Rashomon effect (MAGIC AND LIES – 2011 ACUM Prize winner and Sapir Prize long-list nominee), by gradually morphing a marginal character into a protagonist (IRON), as well as a more linear approach where each narrative voice gives perception of the other (BRIDGE – 2007 ACUM Prize winner).
He completed his highly praised literary-musical trilogy (1:1/ Iron/Happiness) in 2012, which he performs with at music festivals throughout Israel. He received a BA in comparative literature and psychology from Bar-Ilan University and studied literature in the graduate program at Tel Aviv University. He lives in the village of Mishar, Israel, with his wife and three sons. On 2014 Eran Bar-Gil won the Prime minister prize for his literary work.