Local Testimony Editorial Board

Dana Wohlfeiler-Lalkin is the initiator and director of Local Testimony and has been responsible for the World Press Photo exhibition in Israel since 2002. As of 2013 she established the Nature Photograph exhibition in collaboration with the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, which is shown alongside the London Museum of Nature’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. In the past, she was is a partner in the Frames of Reality workshop together with the Peres Center for Peace, and currently directs additional projects in the fields of society, photojournalism, documentation and nature.

Ami Steinitz, the 2018 Local Testimony curator, was the curator Local Testimony in 2007 and 2008. He is a curator in the fields of art and social affairs, and member of the Local Testimony editorial board.

Vardi Kahana, a photographer and curator of the Local Testimony exhibitions in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

The independent jury comprises photographers, curators, journalists and editors, members of the media and critics of photography, arts and visual art.

Great effort has been invested in creating a computerized system that will guarantee the participants’ anonymity during the jury process. The personal details of the participants will be safeguarded by the members of the editorial board who are in charge of receiving the photographs.

The jury will devote the best part of a month to the submitted work in order to carry out an in-depth examination and evaluation of each photograph submitted to the preliminary contest.

Members of the jury

Dr. Debby Hershman, deputy CEO and curator of the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Uri Gershuni, photographer, artist and lecturer
Gilad Tocatly, director
Mark Yashaev, photographer and artist
Ilan Ityzhayek, editor-in-chief, Xnet website, Yediot Aharonoth
Yaakov Israel, photographer, artist and lecturer
Vardi Kahana, photographer and curator of the Local Testimony exhibitions in 2014, 2015, 2017
Rina Castelnuovo, photojournalist and a film director


Curators of Local Testimony since it was founded:
Moshe Shai, 2003-2005
The late Yossi Nachmias, 2006, co-curator, 2007
Ami Steinitz, 2007-2008
Dana Gilerman, 2009
Galia Gur-Zeev, 2010-2011
Moran Shoub, 2012-2013
Vardi Kahana, 2014-2015
The late Micha Kirshner, 2016
Vardi Kahana, 2017
Ami Steinitz, 2018