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avatar Ron Agam
As in life, photography may, on occasion, get a boost from luck. But to rely on those rare moments being handed to you is to count on empty hands and disappointment. At the age of six, the Paris-born son of world renowned artist Yaacov Agam added a camera to his travel gear as he began shooting that which inspired him most: his father's art. From that moment, Agam gave himself a personal challenge: to always be there. By spending his childhood traveling between Paris and Rehovot, Israel, Agam was driven to push his journey even further as he illustrated life - and the lives he encountered - through his photographs. Agam's strong ties to Israel - both personally as well as through his ancestry - yielded his first public exhibition on May 17, 1994 at the Magidson fine art gallery in Manhattan. The exhibit, showcasing photos taken at the western wall and the ultra-orthodox conclave of the Mea Shearim, were each an isolated moment, letting the photograph work as both the narrative as well as the subject. Today, Agam stays true to his pursuit - the art of being there - so that others may see what he sees, meet who he meets, and enrich their lives just as he strives to do each and every day. Simply by being there.


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