Noga Shtainer was born in 1982 in Zefat, Israel. She lives and works in Berlin. Shtainer photographs deal with childhood and family, beauty and transience, lust and suffering, life and death.
When she was nine-years-old her parents divorced. This had an immense impact on her life. She was a teen-ager when she discovered photography and began documenting and staging private, intimate moments in her family’s daily life: “I was 15-years-old when I began creating my first project “Near Conscious” It took me 12 years to complete. Since then, the projects I create often focus on and explore different communities and social themes but a constant thread running parallel through my work is a deep interest in the relationship that individuals have to both their social and more intimate personal identities. My goal is to use my art to highlight positive societal changes by showing the individual, the outsider, and their behavior”.
She participated in the project “Art Vending Machine” at the Jewish Museum in Berlin and was invited to be a curator at the “International Photography Festival” in Israel. Her works have been published and reviewed in international publications, including “Dente Di Fotogra”, “Der Spiegel”, “brennpunkt”, “The Marker”, “Artberlin”, “Berlin Quarterly”
and many more. She has published the series: Homesick, Home Sweet Home (Airbnb), Pandora,Wagenburg,Twins – Duo Morality, Home for special Children and Near Conscious.
2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Finalist
2014 Mia Portfolio Review 2014, Honorable Mention
2013 Hearst 8×10 Biennial, Honorable Mentions
2011 IPA Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards
2009 IPA Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards
2008 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant
2006 Shpilman Scholarship for Art and Photograph