"Being a photojournalist means that above all I must be loyal to reality and present it with no manipulation. On that I never compromise!
Another thing I don't compromise on is the quality of my printed photographs, and this is the reason I choose to use Canson Infinity paper to showcase me work.
Being an archival paper is a huge bonus! "
Ziv Koren has been a professional photojournalist for over 25 years.
He began his career as a photographer in the Israeli army.
Today, Koren works for the Hebrew Newspaper "Yedioth Ahronoth" and represents "Polaris Images" photo agency in Israel.
Koren's documentary-projects focus mainly on humanitarian issues in Israel and around the world such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, poverty, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the earthquake in Haiti, AIDS in South Africa and more. In addition, he has documented the Israeli Defense Forces for more than two decades including military operations.
His award-winning photographs have contributed to many solo and group exhibitions worldwide.
Koren's photographs have been widely published in the international media including Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, Le Figaro, Corriere Della Sera Magazine and others.
In 2000, Koren’s 1995 photograph of an exploded Israeli bus was selected as one of the 200 most important images in the last 45 years by World Press Photo. He is also the frequent recipient of prestigious prizes such as the "Photo District News Award" (4 times), "Yann Geffroy Award", "International Color Award" (twice) and "Picture of the Year" (POYi).
He regularly lectures at workshops and universities worldwide.
Recently Koren launched the project "Around the World with Ziv Koren" – professional workshops for photographers around the globe focusing on the human condition aspect of the world we live in today.
Koren has published 18 photography books thus far.
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