PHOTO IS:RAEL is an organization dedicated to the promotion the art of photography in Israel and abroad. For us photography is a language. This is the language in which we speak, communicate, and argue. The language with which we volunteer and initiate dozens of activities throughout the year. Our year-round activity includes workshops for professional and amateur photographers, and for the general public, various events that promote artistic and social discourse through the language of photography, volunteer work in various NGOs, educational projects for younger and older students, trips to international photography events, photography competitions, and the pinnacle of the year: the International Photography Festival. Launched in 2009, the annual festival draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The various events and activities initiated by PHOTO IS:RAEL uphold the values that stand before our eyes at all times – innovation in photography, extensive social activity, and forming international bridges through the language of photography.
PHOTO IS:REAL started its activity in 2011 as a public benefit company (PBC).
Our Website >> https://www.photographyfestival.co.il/en/

The Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund

sponsors a wide range of bodies and activities pertaining to education and culture in Israel and abroad.  The fund was established by the late Zvi Meitar a Israeli lawyer and business man, a keen collector and lover of the arts.

The “Meitar Collection” archive which includes more than 150,000 negatives was established by Mr Meitar, who began to collect photographs prompted by his interest in the history of the Land of Israel. The photographers who worked in Israel prior to and after the establishment of the State are Boris Carmi, Beno Rothenberg, and Moshe Levine http://meitarcollection.co.il/

The private archive preserves and catalogues photographs and presents them at the disposal of museums, publications and producers.


  • Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Law Studies at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty
  • Institute for Law and Philanthropy (ILP) at Tel Aviv University Law Faculty
  • Meitar Opera Studio at the Israeli Opera
  • Nagar Multidisciplinary School of Art, Musrara, Jerusalem
  • Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of merging Technologies in the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center

  • The Royal Albert Hall, London
  • National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
  • Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Oxford University Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors
  • Oxford University Women’s Boat Club
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Bodleian Libraries
  • Oxford philharmonic


  • Metropolitan Opera