About ARIEL JEROZOLIMSKI - אריאל ירוזולימסקי

Photo:Tovah Lazaroff


Born in Uruguay in 1965, Jerozolimski moved to Israel in 1984 and studied at the Hebrew University's Rothberg School for Overseas Students. He served in the IDF Armored Corps and later as a military photographer in the IDF Spokesman from 1987-1989.

Joined the Jerusalem weekly Yerushalaim published by the national mass-circulation tabloid Yediot Ahronot in 1990.

In 1993 he started to work as a freelance photographer for Israeli and international media. His photos have appeared in many Israeli newspapers and in foreign outlets including AFP, Chicago Tribune, Stern Magazine, El Pais,Xinhua and Bloomberg.

In 1994 Jerozolimski started to work for the leading Israeli business daily, Globes, till 2009.

In 1999 joined The Jerusalem Post as staff photographer and in 2006 was appointed chief photographer, till 2010.

His work has been exhibited at the Berlin Museum, "Israel Under Attack" (1991) about the First Gulf War. He's also participated in a number of group exhibitions.

His photos have also been featured in such books as A Day in the Life of the IDF, 24 Hours at Prison, and Photographers in the Street.

Ariel Jerozolimski has been called one of Israel's finest press photographers by the dean of photojournalism in Israel, David Rubinger.

Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz said:" I have developed a deep appreciation of Ariel’s skills. Working as The Jerusalem Post’s Chief Photographer, he has covered a dizzying variety of assignments – photographing everything from horrific scenes of terrorism to pastoral scenes of nature, angry demonstrations to well-mannered political summits. In all environments, whatever the challenges, Ariel has worked conscientiously and skillfully to bring us wonderful photographs that encapsulate the event.

As a newspaper with immense resonance, The Jerusalem Post has benefited greatly from Ariel’s hard work and his expertise. Over the past few years, he was our key photographer in the arduous work of documenting the suicide bombings of the second intifada; he was our war photographer in the 2006 Second Lebanon War and again, in the winter of 2009, for Operation Cast Lead in the South, where he also focused on the rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel; he has covered election campaigns, accompanied our feature writers for all manner of magazine articles, taken pictures day after day for our ongoing news coverage, and provided photo features and a weekly “Freeze Frame” picture for our weekend Magazine.

Ariel is bright, friendly, and highly professional, whether catching the perfect moment of a breaking story, or putting a subject at his or her ease for a formal photograph".

With a unique eye for resourcefully framing what might be an "ordinary" picture for others, Jerozolimski injects his photographs with vitality no matter the subject.

Elliot Jager

Former Editorial Page Editor, The Jerusalem Post