The Diver by Tami Bahat
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From the series “Dramatis Personae.”
Signed, titled, dated and editioned, in ink, au verso
10 x 8 inch | Edition of 10
14 x 11 inch | Edition of 10
20 x 16 inch | Edition of 5
Tami Bahat is a fine art photographer from Tel Aviv, Israel. Raised by a former dancer and a graphic artist, Bahat’s family resettled in Los Angeles when she was a child.
Championed by parents who encouraged her artistic expression, Bahat experimented in various media, finding her voice as well as her place in the world. She left school at the age of fifteen and was given guidance by her father, who had taught at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He encouraged her independent study, through workshops and seminars of art history, photography, sculpture and design, further enhancing her creative vision. A series of family trips around the world exposed Bahat to humanity as a whole and the myriad ways that people live, providing her with a keen awareness of the beauty and loss that an earthly existence brings, an undertone in much of her work.
Bahat’s fine art career began in earnest in 2010, when the editor of the U.K. publication, Nikon Owner Magazine, noticed her photographs. He was struck by her bold and imaginative approach and featured one of her portraits on the cover, and an article about her practice. Since then, she participated in a series of photo events and speaking engagements within the United States.
Most recently, her work has been exhibited at photography events internationally, including Fotofever (Paris), AAF New York and Hong Kong, as well as the LA Art Show. Bahat was selected as a Critical Mass finalist in 2016 and invited to attend Review Santa Fe 2017. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
These Intimate Scenes Will Take You Back To The Victorian Era - Feature Shoot, August 2019
Artist Profile: Tami Bahat - Rogue Magazine, January 2019
Tami Bahat - Lens Culture, 2018