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HOLTERMAN, Lea Golda

PORTRAIT HOLTERMANBorn in 1976 in Israel.


A graduate in photography from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Lea Golda Holterman created her first project, Exile, about prostitutes working on the outskirts of Jerusalem; the show was exhibited in London at the Assembly Room Gallery in 2008, and at the Cecilia Coker Bell Gallery in Hartsville, South Carolina, the following year.

She won the Photo Folio Review 2009 at the Rencontres d’Arles for Orthodox Eros, her project on the intimacy of young Orthodox Jews, which was shown at the Dada Post Gallery, Berlin, in 2009. She has had her photographs published in magazines such as Eyemazing and Drome Magazine. She has also taken part in several group exhibitions including Tel-Aviv 100 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and History of Violence at the Haifa Museum of Art. Lea Golda Holterman draws her inspiration from peripheral themes and successfully introduces herself into the private domain of groups which, while seemingly separate from our society, are nonetheless deeply connected to major contemporary issues, such as the condition of women and the fundamentalism of certain religious groups.


Lea Golda Holterman presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2010: Orthodox Eros at the Espace Van Gogh.