Born in Israel to immigrants from Yemen and currently living in New York City, Zion Ozeri is one of the world’s leading photographers exploring the Jewish experience.
Raised in Israel during a period of mass immigration, he interacted with many diverse cultures. This unique background gives him a cross-cultural perspective that suffuses his work.
Ozeri graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute, both in New York City. His photographs have appeared in many national publications and have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Ozeri has published several books, including The Jewish World Family Haggadah (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005) and a coffee table book titled The Jews of Yemen: The Last Generation (Jerusalem: Keter, 2005).
He won a Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism in 2004 and is the recipient of the Covenant Award for 2013.
Ozeri founded the Jewish Lens curriculum and project in 2004, now being offered through Beit Hatfutsot Museum in Israel. In addition, Ozeri founded and is the creative director of the early childhood project Within the Image, as well as DiverCity Lens, a curriculum and program implemented since 2010 in New York City public schools through the New York City Department of Education.