Two Cuban girls practice at the gym in Camagüey, Cuba.
My name is Michal Fattal, born 1979 in Jerusalem, I am a freelance photojournalist, based in Israel. Between 2003 and 2006 I studied Photography and Digital Media at Hadassah College Jerusalem and Graduated with Honors, after having earned the Scholarship for Excellency. During the last year of college, I started working as a freelance photographer for Norwegian national daily Aftenposten, as well as a writer and a photographer for the Israeli Maariv's Jerusalem edition, and until 2008 worked as a staff photographer for Flash90 news photo agency. My work has been published in media such as New York Times, Time Magazine, Herald Tribune, View Magazine, Gurdian and Foreign Policy, among others. I have participated in Israeli group exhibitions such as "Photos That Made History" (2007), "Local Testimony" (2006, 2007, 2008), honorable mention at "International Photography Awards" and recently had a slideshow at Visa Pour L'Image, Perpignan (2009). These days I am working on my first solo exhibition that is going to take place next month in Jerusalem's Artist's House. The exhibition is going to include photographs from projects I have produced such as The Falash Mura immigration to Israel, Jerusalem's Night Life, The Lost Tribe, and others.