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Photographer portrays Israel in all its shades

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Harel Stanton

The photographs of Harel Stanton portray Israel in all its moods and permutations.

“My photos are not postcards,” said

Stanton, an Israeli on the staff of Masa Acher, Israel’s version of National Geographic magazine. “They show daily life in Israel and the diversity of Israel’s population.”

Stanton, whose work is currently being exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia, will be in Toronto from April 1 to 4.

Although he will not be exhibiting in Toronto, copies of his prints will be available for purchase during his visit.

On April 2 at 7:30 p.m., he will deliver a lecture at Ulpanat Orot School.

An eclectic photographer, he specializes in an array of topics ranging from Israel’s landscapes to faith and culture in the Jewish state.

When possible, he likes to reach beyond clichés about Israel.

“Photography has been my passion and my dream since I was a boy,” said Stanton, who was born in 1968. “From a social point of view, I regard it as a medium to bring awareness and sensitivity to cultures.”

After graduating from the College of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, he worked as a press photographer for Hadashot and Ha’aretz.

For the past number of years, he has taught photography in Israel and gone on lecture tours in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

A contributor to foreign publications running the gamut from Geo to National Geographic, Stanton is also known for his multimedia presentations and workshops.

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