Ahikam Seri

Jerusalem, Israel


Israeli b.1972

~~Ahikam Seri took up photography when his friend introduced him to a makeshift darkroom at his parents warehouse in 1993. During multiple trips to China, India, Japan and south Asia in the 90s, Ahikam became interested in documentary photography and between 1995 and 1998 he studied photography in Jerusalem. He then went freelance for the Israeli media.

~~He has covered top-news stories in Israel and the Palestinian territories including the 2nd Palestinian Intifada (2000-2004), Arafats funeral (2004), Israels pullout from Gaza (2004-2005), the 2nd Lebanon War (2006), the Gaza War (2009).

~~His in-depth reportage on unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel (2001-2003) received an IFDP grant from FiftyCrows and an Allroads award from National

For decades now the United States has been Israel’s staunchest Western ally and its most generous foreign benefactor.

They consist mainly of second-generation settlers, their ideology much more fundamental than that of their parents.

In December 2008, a building in Hebron became the focal point for the most bitter clash between settlers and the Israeli government for more than two years.

Recent anti-immigrant violence has revealed some deep fissures in the fabric of Israeli society and encouraged the government to clamp down on illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.