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Nir Arieli  New York, NY

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About Nir

Nir Arieli launched his career as a military photographer for the Israeli magazine Bamachane, before receiving a scholarship to pursue a BFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts; he graduated with honors. Nir’s photographic passion is within the portraiture and dance fields. He is an admirer of beauty and gentleness, these qualities are the heart of his work.

Nir received the Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship (2009-2012), SVA’s Photography Department Award (2009, 2011) and the 5th Year Award by Gotham Imaging and FotoCare (2012). He won 1st place in the PDN “Faces” portrait contest, and the Curator Award in Rolling Shutter Film Festival (both 2012). Nir was nominated for the Tierney Fellowship (2012), was a finalist in the Google Photography Prize (2012) as well as in W. magazine’s “In A Fashion Minute Video Contest” (2010) and a semi-finalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (2012). His work has been published in the USA, Germany and Israel, and his New York clients include the Juilliard School, The School of Visual Arts, The People Movers Dance Company and the Lunge Dance Collective, among others.

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"Amazing with this work of art :)"

"Your Educator portraits are strong. The personality shot of Kevin O'Callaghan is great! I was expecting and hoping that the Billy video would spin, like a pin-wheel. Maybe next time! Like the minimalist feel in environment and color. TYJ"

"Finally! Someone who appreciates the beauty of the male body both in static positioning and in supple, sensuous movement. I checked this site everyday for two years. You are the best so far."

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