IPA 2012 Honors Gil Lavi Five Times

September 10, 2012

By Barbara Goldman

© Gil Lavi

IPA 2012 Honorable mention for "The Water Parade" in Lifestyle category

New York City-based photographer Gil Lavi was awarded  five times in the 2012 International Photography Awards (IPA)  in the Fine Art , Lifestyle, Architecture panoramic photography categories. The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. Honorable Mention for Lavi went to the following images: panoramic category for the winning entry “Central Park.”   See more on his blog here.

Fine Art – Abstract category for “Existential Fear.”

Fine Art – Other category for “Hot Summer Pain.”

People – Lifestyle category for “The Water Parade.”

Architecture – Buildings category for “Children’s Garden.”

Lavi was born in Jerusalem. and began his communications career as a writer for local newspapers at the age of 14. At the same age, his photographs were exhibited publicly for the first time and by the age of 16, Lavi was already working for a daily newspaper. During his compulsory military service with the Israeli Defense Forces, Lavi served as a chief photographer for the Ground Forces Command. In 2006, he established his own commercial photography and brand imagery consulting studio. In 2008, he began working on commercial projects across Europe and the United States and had three exhibitions of his personal work including “Under Attack” (looking at the impact of the global economic crisis on the United States), “Freeze” (focusing on urban life style in major Berlin, Paris, New York, Prague, Warsaw and Tel Aviv) and “City of War” (examining the psychological implications of a war through a view of the suburban terrain).  He has been chosen by Forbes Magazine as one of the 300 most successful and promising Israelis under 40. Towards the end of 2009, the Israeli government hired Lavi to create the photographic concept and to produce the imagery for Israel’s brand book and worldwide rebranding process. Lavi also produced and edited a photo essay about the murders of gay teenagers in Tel Aviv, published in the International Time Out magazine.  Lavi has shot for Delta Airlines, Knorr, AIDS Task Force, Wired magazine, the Israeli government, Michael Bloomberg, Technology Review, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Siemens, leading politicians and in conjunction with ad agencies, including Publicis, Y&R, and IPG. Lavi holds the 2011 IAA Silver award for excellence in Commercial, Advertising & Fashion photography.


 © Gil  Lavi/ Children’s Garden

 © Gil  Lavi/ Existential Fear series

 © Gil  Lavi/ Summer Pain

 © Gil  Lavi/ White Central Park