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Martin Barzilai was born in Montevideo (Uruguay). In 1994 he obtained a photography degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure Louis Lumière in Paris. He is particularly interested in political, social and environmental issues in his native continent, but he also worked on these themes in France, in Palestine-Israël and in Tunisia. He regularly collaborates with the press and different magazines (New York Times, Rolling Stone, L’Obs, Les Echos, Le Monde…). Martin Barzillai answers requests from the press, but also suggests personal topics which seek to question without being spectacular.

Since 2006, his photographs are distributed by PictureTank in France.

In 2014 and 2015 Martin Barzillai was selected for the National Visual Arts Fair of Argentina, in Buenos Aires. Martin also has taught photography in Paris, Barcelona, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.


Solo exhibitions :
« Operation Massacre in Montevideo » (1994) Publico - Paris 
« Communities at the Heart of War » (2004) La Passerelle - Paris 
« Nights in Barcelona » (2007) Ultramarino - Barcelone 


Collective exhibitions :
« Buenos Aires » (2008) Carré d’Art - Rennes
« E.CO » (2010) Antigua fabrica de Tabacos - Madrid
« Puerto Quilombo » (2012) CdF - Montevideo
« Behind closed gates » (2013) Latin-american Forum of photography - Sao Paulo
« Puerto Quilombo » (2014) Centro Cultural Recoleta - Buenos Aires 
« Behind closed gates » (2015) Photoquai - Paris