Anglo-Israeli Game Changers
Bonei Zion Prize Recipients 2015
About the series
During the past weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet and photograph Anglo Olim (new immigrants to Israel) whose outstanding contribution to the Israeli economy and society was recognized through the Bonei Zion (literally “builders of Zion”) Prize this year.
The photo series was commissioned by Nefesh B’Nefesh (the organization handling immigration to Israel from North America, the UK and other Anglo countries), and the brief was simple: capture the 2015 Prize recipients in medias res—as they are doing what they do best…
The snapshot approach meant I mostly refrained from using flashes and made use of the locations’ lighting and natural atmosphere. The idea was to try and get a “sense of place” as much as a “sense of action” that would take us as close as possible to the incredible work the Prize recipients are achieving day after day.
All pictures in this series are by Michael Alvarez-Pereyre for Nefesh B’Nefesh, all rights reserved. Editorial team: Hillel Hurwitz, Shara Shetrit, Hannah Korelitz, Shalom Tzvi Shore.
More info on the Bonei Zion Prize and its 2015 recipients: www.nbn.org.il/boneizion/