Local Testimony 2022

Photo: Sagit Fridman-Hallel | Local Testimony 2021

Local Testimony 2022 

We are happy to announce that the Local Testimony and World Press Photo 2022 exhibitions will open at Muza – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv on December 22 2022.

Please note, the contest site will be open on 15 August 2022 and will close at midnight 31 August 2022. 

The competition is open to photo-journalists, documentary photographers, and professional artists, who are holders of press cards or whose work has been published in print and/or online media during the last year. Artists who have exhibited their work in solo or group exhibitions in contemporary art museums or galleries during the last four years are also invited to participate.


For the Instructing Guide click here

The categories of Local Testimony 2022:

  1. News – Major current events covered in the main media channels.

  2. Religion and Faith – faiths, customs, rituals and ceremonies.

  3. Society and Community – ways of life and struggles of diverse communities living in the local reality.

  4. Urbanism and Culture – art, design, architecture and street photography

  5. Sports – professional, competitive and amateur sports – athletes and their fans

  6. Nature and the Environment – photographs of nature, flora and fauna, alongside issues that relate to ecology and preservation of the environment.

  7. Long Exposure – a photo-narrative which has had time and documentary depth dedicated to it, creating an individual, expressive visual language. A series in this category should include 15 photographs. 

  8. Video video works and short video clips that have appeared on social networks, produced between 2021 and 2022, that fall in line with the contest’s categories. The length of a submitted video should not exceed 7 minutes, and the file’s weight should not exceed 200 MB.
    Video creators should register for the contest by 31.8.2022. The deadline for submission is 4.9.2022.
    The films will be transferred through websites that transfer large files to: info@edutmekomit.co.il or as a link. The participants will add a short description of the video that will not exceed 30 words.
    Make sure that the file name is your name in English, in Latin characters.


Cash Prizes for the Winners:

Prizes to a total value of ₪40,000 will be awarded to the prize-winning photographers, as follows:
₪10,000 for Photo of the Year
₪10,000 for Series of the Year
₪10,000 as the ‘Shomrim Prize’ for a photo expressing democratic values
₪10,000 for Video of the Year

--The ‘Shomrim Prize’ and Video of the Year are courtesy of Shomrim – The Center for Media and Democracy.

All participating photographers will receive a copy of the exhibition catalog and a certificate of participation.

Curator Local Testimony 2022: Leah Abir, artistic director of the Arad Center of Contemporary Art, founder and joint editor of the magazine “Tohu”.

Local Testimony Team, 2022

Dana Wohlfeiler-Lalkin, director
Vardi Kahana, photographer and curator
Ami Steinitz, curator

Sandy Teperson, production manager

Anat Kleiman, graphic designer





Galia Gur Zeev, photographer and curator
Ilan Itzhayek, journalist and editor in the Yedioth Ahronot Group and head of the journalism track at Sapir College
Dr. Liat Lavi, researcher and head of the Masters degree program in visual communication at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Maya Anner, curator and researcher in the field of photography
Dr. Rotem Rozental, CEO of the Los Angeles Center of Photography
Guy Raz, curator of photography, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Dr. Orly Shevi, lecturer in the Department of Art History at Tel Aviv University and the Department of Visual Communication at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Dr. Housni Alkhateeb Shehada, head of the Department of Plastic Arts at Levinsky College of Education and lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

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