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Adi Nes


A photograph of men in military uniform at a long dinner table, reminiscent of The Last Supper

Adi Nes stands out as one of the most important and leading photographers in Israel.

Throughout 20 years of activity, his artwork has developed to be groundbreaking for an entire generation of artists while clearly presenting the multi-layered complexities of Israeli identity. Nes creates meticulously crafted, staged images that are both autobiographical and attest to living in a country in conflict.

A muted photograph of a woman in a collared dress sitting on the steps of a staircase
A photograph of a shirtless male soldier in the desert, flexing his bicep

About Adi Nes

Adi Nes explores social and political questions revolving around gender, the center vs. the periphery, Eastern vs. Western cultures, ethnicity, Judaism, local myths, militarism, humanism and social justice through his portraits.

“It’s fascinating to present staged photographs in a cinematic style which tell true stories about western society in a period when the line between truth and fiction is blurred. For American audiences, there is no better place than Fotografiska New York to be exposed to my works, and a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with the many layers that exist within them.”
–Adi Nes