TIFA 2023 Editorial / Political

Israel 2023: Our Year of Chaos, Resistance & Outrage

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Maya Hed
  • Agency / Studio
    Maya Hed Photography
  • Technical Info
    All Photographs Were Taken On Iphone 12 Pro
  • Photo Date
    Through 2023

Since Jan 2023, Israel's cabinet, headed by the multiply-indicted Bibi, has sought control of the Israeli Supreme Court. Members of parliament have proposed legislation which would crush the court as an independent judiciary, and allow Netanyahu to rule unchecked and unbalanced.These attempts at so-called "judicial reform" have met with public outrage, and every week since their inception has seen multiple massive protests at various sites throughout the country.In this series, I share my view from the ground at several protests, amidst the chaos of a nation on the brink- fearing dictatorship.

Maya Hed was born and raised in LA and moved to Israel in the late 90s, where she studied at the Kiryat Ono College of Photography.Maya specializes in portraiture, especially series of photographs captured over time. She uses natural lighting to capture genuine, raw emotion, and tell the subject’s story through their portrait. Maya showcased 3 solo exhibitions at the Israeli Opera,Hava Rosenberg gallery and The Scots Hotel.Her work won awards, appeared in print in several magazines & books. Maya also has extensive experience with film,and works as a freelance documentarian based in Tel-Aviv.