Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Psychiatric Hospital for Holocaust Survivors

  • Photographer
    Gili Yaari
  • Image Location
    Israel
  • Credit
    Gili Yaari

The hostel for Holocaust Survivors at Sha`ar Menashe Psychiatric Hospital is home to dozens of Holocaust survivors. And over the years it has been one for many more. Those who spent most of their lives in psychiatric institutions, and some who became somewhat involved in society until their mental health deteriorated, and they found themselves in need of hospitalization. Whoever arrives here will remain for the rest of his life.
In a place where loneliness, sadness and silence are always present, they struggle day after day as they awaken from nightmares, hear voices and sink into depression.

Gili Yaari is an Israel-based photojournalist specializing in documentary and news photography. In his work, Gili focuses on social and humanitarian issues as well as on contemporary Israeli issues.

Gili's works were published in New York Times, Time, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Corierra Della Serra, The Guardian and Financial Times among other international and Israeli magazines and daily papers.

Since 2007 Yaari is a contributing photographer for the Jerusalem based press photo agency Flash90. Since 2013 he is a contributing photograpaher to NurPhoto.

Yaari has participated in several group exhibitions in Israel and worldwide. His work was awarded in various international photography competitions like 'Sony World Photography Awards', 'Prix de la Photography Paris' (PX3), 'International Photography Awards' (IPA) and Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) among others.

Awards 2015 - Selected for the professional shortlist in the Arts & Culture category at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.
2017 - Shortlisted photographer of the 2017 Meitar Award for the project 'Stranded in Greece - Greece Refugee Crisis'.
2017 - The Lumiere Photo Awards - Honorable Mention Winner for the series 'Stranded in Greece'.
2016 - Tokyo International Foto Awards (tifa) - SILVER WINNER, Editorial-General News Category for the series 'Stranded in Greece'.
2016 - Selected for Photolucida's CRITICAL MASS 2016 TOP 50 with the project 'Stranded in Greece'.
2016 - Finalist at Siena International Photo Awards for the project 'Stranded in Greece - Greece Refugee Crisis'.
2016 - PX3, Prix De La Photographie Paris - HONORABLE MENTION, Press/Feature Story Category for the project 'Stranded in Greece - Greece Refugee Crisis'.