Photographer Natan Dvir was born into a Jewish family in Nahariya, Israel in 1972, and has recently returned to Israel after a long period in New York. His work focuses on the human aspects of political, social and cultural issues. He graduated in Computer Science and Economics (BA, Tel Aviv University, 1995) and also gained an MA in Business Administration (1998), before he began his photography career, gaining an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (New York), after which he became a faculty member at the International Center for Photography (ICP). He photographs globally, represented by Polaris Images photo agency and Anastasia Photo gallery, specialising in editorial, documentary and commercial photography. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Focus, Time Out, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Times, Le Monde, and Le Figaro among others, and he has exhibited internationally.
In March 2007 Dvir was ‘Overall Winner’ in Ben Uri’s International Jewish Artist of the Year Award. He has won international recognition and awards in competitions including PDN Photo Annual, USA (2012-13), International Photography Award, USA (2012), New York Photography Festival Award (2010), Critical Mass Top 50, USA (2013) and Picture of the Year Award in the Israeli press on several occasions, including Local Testimony, Israel’s documentary photography and photojournalism competition, in 2021 - the winning entries were exhibited at Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv alongside the World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition. Dvir’s main projects have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America and Israel. Most recently his works have been featured in solo exhibitions entitled 'Homelands' (travelling in Taiwan, 2021) and 'Platforms' as part of the Belgrade Photo Month (2021)'. He is a member of Sony Europe Alpha Universeas and the first Sony Ambassador in Israel.