Ancient Land, New Perspectives
Point of View was born out of a passion for photography and storytelling, and a true love for Israel. What started out as a hobby of taking photos quickly turned into a photo-journalistic journey to rediscover what I thought I knew about my home.
I decided to go beyond the classic and the known, and bring to life Israel's secrets - those hiding in plain sight - and those still yet to be published to the world. From everyday Israel to its back alleys and forgotten corners - I invite you to join me in discovering the stories, people and places that make this land one of humanity's most complex and exciting places to explore.
To date images from the Point of View project have been selected for exhibitions across Israel including National Geographic, DJI and leading Israel photography communities. The project has also beed featured in Israeli news outlets including Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, Kan11 and Channel 14.
About the Project
Behind the Lens
Hi, I'm Yoav Cohen, a landscape photographer based in Tel Aviv, Israel. With over 15 years of experience and a deep passion for storytelling, I bring my work to life through unique techniques that blend urban, landscape, and aerial photography.
Israel is one of the world's most complex and exciting places to explore, and I'm always eager to capture its beauty and diversity through my lens, and share the stories of this incredible place with the world.
I believe that photography has the power to spark engagement and discussion, and I'm always excited to share my experiences and insights with others. As part of the project, I offer lectures and dedicated exhibitions on various themes that explore the nexus between topical events, history, culture, and ecology of Israel.
If you'd like to learn more about my work or schedule a lecture or exhibition, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Negev Waterscapes 2023
Eilat Municipality co-sponsored competition, open to the public. Photo from Yeruham Lake chosen to appear at exhibition at "My Eilat" Museum.
Up 2023, DJI Israel
Israel's leading drone photography competition. "Playground" photography selected to appear in flagship exhibition at Azrieli Mall, Tel Aviv.
Fast India: ISF 2023
India Science Festival international photography competition. Salt Mushroom image placed 3rd, and selected to appear through the festival as part of ongoing exhibition.
Wolfson Medical Center 2023
Community photography contest, sponsored by phototips.co.il. Hilton Beach photo on permanent display at the medical center.
National Geographic Israel 2022
Open competition sponsored by National Geographic Israel. Photo from Ruhama Badlands appeared in multiple traveling exhibitions throughout the south in 2022 and 2023
Awards & Features
A summary of 12 of the best images from secret locations in Israel. Featured on Times of Israel's front page and blogs, December 2021
Article on one of Israel's leading online news sites featuring the winners of the 2023 DJI Israel photography challenge (Hebrew)
Now14 News - A Taste of Beauty from The Surrounding Gaza Area
Live interview with Lital Shemesh, Now14 News, on Point of View and the 2022 National Geographic photography competition (Hebrew, English subtitles)