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Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Barkai is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts’ Photography Department, and lives and works in New York City. She spent her military service in the Israeli Defense Forces as a military photographer for the IDF Official Magazine, ‘BaMachaneh’. Her photographs have been exhibited wo… Read More
Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Barkai is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts’ Photography Department, and lives and works in New York City. She spent her military service in the Israeli Defense Forces as a military photographer for the IDF Official Magazine, ‘BaMachaneh’. Her photographs have been exhibited worldwide, and she is the recipient of the National Press Photographers Foundation Grant. Barkai’s work was included in the Sony World Photography Awards, Quest and W Magazines, the Dancing Bare Collection, the George Eastman House Photography Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Public Art installations include Walking Men 99™ in Downtown Manhattan (2010-2013), which was commissioned by the Alliance for Downtown New York as part of the Re:Consturuction Program, and followed by a series of installations including Walking Men PERMM (2010), a public art installation in collaboration with the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia, and most recently in The Banner Gallery as part of the Art & About Festival in Sydney, Australia (2013). Additional projects include Men At Work (2010), which was on display at the Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism in Israel, followed by the installation of Men At Work NYC (2011-2012), which wrapped around the construction of 4 World Trade Center (Re:Construction Program in collaboration with Silverstein Properties). Read Less
  • Staff Photographer
    Bamachaneh - Israeli Defense Forced Official Magazine — Israel
  • Freelance Photographer
    Maya Barkai Photography — NY, USA
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Member Since: Nov 9, 2011