Photographer Adi Nes was born to Iranian-Jewish refugee parents in Kiryat Gat, Israel in 1966 and studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design between 1989-1992. He is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes including the Sandra Jacobs Scholarship for Documentary in London (1993), the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2000), and The Constantiner Photographer Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2003). Nes is openly gay and has gained international recognition for the bold and emotive way in which his photography confronts controversial issues including challenging traditional notions of masculinity and homosexuality, as well as highlighting the plight of the destitute and economically marginalized. Adi Nes lives and works in Israel.