AMIT ELKAYAM                     



Amit Elkayam  
Tel Aviv / New York
amitelkphotog@gmail.com
+972 53 480 7425

ABOUT

Amit Elkayam (b. 1996 in Kiryat Tivon, Israel) is a documentary photographer based in Tel Aviv.

His works often reflects human interactions with their environments, aiming to reveal  unfamiliar aspects of what is considered familiar.

Since 2021, he’s been a frequent contibutor for The New York Times, mainly covering stories  from Israel and the West Bank.

Elkayam’s work has been published by The New Yorker Magazine, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, NBC News, VICE, HUCK Magazine, Ha’aretz, PhMuseum and ICP.

In 2018 he graduated from the Documentary Prectice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP), in New York City.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2022 - Rare Overlap of Holy Days Shows Jerusalem’s Promise and Problems - The New York Times, USA.
2022 - Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into ‘Earth Poetica’ - The New York Times, USA.
2022 - A New Israeli Wonderland, Where You Can Almost Forget Where You Are - The New York Times, USA.
2021 - Fight Over a Gentle Stream Distills Israel’s Political Divide, The New York Times, USA.
2021 - Israel's COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Is Slowing - TIME Magazine, USA.
2021 - American Evangelicals, Israeli Settlers and a Filmmaker - The New York Times, USA.
2021 - He Calmed Gaza, and Preserved Hopes - The New York Times, USA.
2018 - Charles Nuttal, Sunday Routine -
The New York Times, USA.
2018 - What life in New York City looks like with a Great Dane - The New Yorker, USA.
2018 - Tender shots of young, US men on the cusp of adulthood - Huck Magazine, UK.





HONORS

2021 - Participation in the 1st FOLIO Masterclass, by PHmuseum.
2020 - Participant at International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem Portfolio Review.
2019 - Guest Lecture - University of the Arts,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2019 - Selected attendee at RPS photobook making masterclass, Tokyo, Japan
2018 - Internship at Magnum Photos, New York.
2018 - Selected attendee at the Eddie Adams
Workshop XXXI, USA.
2018 - Nominated PDN’s 30 - New and emerging photographers to watch, USA
2017 - George Moss Scholarship  for One Year Certificate Program - Documentary Practive and Visual Journalism, International Center of Photography, NY



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Treue Freunde. Hunde und Menschen - Bavarian National Museum, Munich, Germany.
2019 - My Friend Lucia - Royal Society of American Art RSOAA, Brooklyn, NY
2018 - Signal Crossings, International
Center Of Photography, NY.







Photograph by Ori Taub.