Arie Bar Lev
Arie Bar Lev, who
has worked for 30 years at Midreshet Sde Boker, teaches photography at
the Secondary School for Environmental Education.
The peculiar views
of the desert surrounding Sde-Boker on the shores of the Tzin River
attracted him to the site, and prompted him to translate his feelings
through the camera lens - into pictures.
Bar Lev developed
his photographic skills at the "Bezalel" Arts Academy in Jerusalem, and
in working with a London based advertising photographer he has had
several exhibitions, both in Israel and abroad.
During the last 7
years of his life, David Ben-Gurion lived at Sde-Boker. Arie Bar Lev
used his camera to document events involving this visionary at
Bar Lev's previous
albums, "Poetry of the Desert" and "Light of the World", the latter on
Jerusalem, received the acclaim of both professional photographers and
the public at large.
The leading motif
of Bar Lev's work is expressed in the words of the Italian philosopher
Benedetto Croce: "Art is content clad in shape, and shape filed with