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Chanan Getraide - Photography and Art

A professional photographer, member of the Professional Photographers Association of Israel (PPoI). Served on the board of the association in 1993-4 and served again on the board for 1997-8 as a member of exhibitions committee and as public inquiries officer. Born in 1945 in the Kibbutz Kvutzat Shiller.
For many years he is the Kibbutz photographer, documenting the events and life style of his Kibbutz. To develop his skills as an artist he attended courses and workshops in “Hadassah College” in Jerusalem, “Creative Photography” Workshops, “Studio Gavra” Photography Courses and “Camera Obscura Academy” in Tel Aviv, where he was taught by some of Israel’s Leading photographers. Since the 80th, Getraide is an artist photographer by his own rights and creating photography in his own way. His personal work is focused on nature studies, industrial landscapes and the interaction between people and technologies. Chanan lectures on those subjects under the title “you create your image”

One man shows
Power & the Human Factor - a photographic study in an electric power plant.
January 1992 - Yad Lebanim in Petach Tikva.
February 1994 - Ashdod Museum of Art
March 1994 - Science Museum in Jerusalem
March 1995 - Tel-Chay Museum of photography

A Matter of Landscape
landscape studies
November 1993 - Tel Aviv Cinematque Gallery
January 1994 - The Jerusalem Theater Gallery
October 1995 - Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
April 1997 - Gabriel House Gallery, Sea of Galilee
September 1997 - A traveling exhibition in The Netherlands
February 2002 - CPCC Gallery, Charlotte, N. Carolina
November 2002 - Art Gallery, JCC Cherry Hill, NJ USA
February 2004 - Art Gallery Sabes JCC, Cedar Lake Rd. St. Louis Park, Minneapolis
October 2004 – The Art Gallery of the Hebrew Union College, NY
January 2005 – Gallery of BMH-BJ Congregation, Denver Colorado
March 2005 – Judaica Museum, Temple Beth El of Great Neck, Long Island NJ
May 2005 – Gallery of JCC of Columbus, Ohaio
June 2005 – Gallery of JCC of West Palm Beach, Florida
November 2005 – Temple Beth Jacob, Redwood City, San Francisco
February 2006 – Jewish Federation of South Bend, Indiana
February 2006 – Family Christian Center, Munster, Indiana
April 2006 – JCC of Whippany, NJ
May 2006 – JCC Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA

Silent Landscapes
Documenting British Commonwealth memorials in Israel
December 1993 - The Gallery in Bar-Ilan University
November 1997 - Jo Alon Museum
October 2003 - The college of Sde Boker

Focus 40 - Industrial Art Photography
June 1996 - Ashdod Museume of Art
February 1997 - Tel Chay Museum of Photography

Photo-documentries in an lndustrial environment
1990 - Electricity Power Station, Ashquelon.
1994 - “Visart”: The Israel Credit Card Company, Givataym.
1996 - Hamat Armatura Industries, Ashdod.
     - Kedem Chemical Industries, Ashdod.
1997 - Ramet construction company, Tel Aviv.
1998 - Industrial Park “Tefen”
1998 - Oil refinery plant of Israel, Haifa
1996 – 2000: Construction of electric powr plan, Ashkalon
2003 – “Mekorot” The National Israeli Water Company

April 1997 – “I'll take you there”: A book of landscape studies and poetry
May 2000 - a special project - “People in Israel in their Living environment” for “Panim”- Quarterly for Society, Culture and Education.
August 2000- The book “Kissing the sand, touching the sky” - 4 years follow up project, Construction of a new electric power plant.

* Second prize "Photographer of the year" Israel 1998, in category Industrial photography.
* First prize in the “Second International Competition for Nature and Landscape Photography” in Israel year 2000

Purchases and Special Projects
12 enlarged framed prints by the Science Museum of Technology – “SciTech”, Aurora, Illinois, USA, February 2004
October 04-A Purchase of a Scenic Mural printed on Kanvas, by the Jewish Theological Seminary, NY

Lectures in Israel
“You Create Your Image”
1994 – Dablin, “Professional Photographers Association of Ireland”
1999 – Hadassah College of Photography, Israel
2001 – Wizo Haifa College of Photography, Israel
2003 – The Photography Club of Ramat Hasharon-Hertzelia
2004 – Seminar for the Photography Club of Rishon Letzion

Lectures in the USA
“You Create Your Image”
Feb. 02 - Charlotte, N.Carolain - Central Piedmont Community College
Feb. 02 - Belmont Abbey College - N.Carolina
Feb. 02 – Light Factory Gallery - Charlotte, N.Carolina
Mar. 02 - Adat Shalom Congregation - Bethesda, Washington
Mar. 02 - Bet Ell Congregation - Bethesda, Washington
Nov. 02 – JCC of Cherry Hill, NJ
Oct. 04 – Hillel Jewish School, Eatontown, NJ
Oct. 04 – Hillel Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Jan. 05 – BMH-BJ Congregation, Denver, Colorado
Nov. 05 – Temple Beth Jacob, Redwood City, San Francisco, CA
Feb. 06 – Jewish Federation of South Bemd, IN
Feb. 06 – General High School of South Bend, IN
Feb. 06 – The Family Christian Center, Munster, IN
April 06 – JCC of Whippany, NJ
May 06 – JCC Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA


"Through a cold lens dark
light floods the fields of vision
truth and beauty grow”
By John Williams


Chanan Getraide
76802 Kvutzat Shiller, Israel
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Cell : +972-523992321
E.mail : chanan@shiller.org.il
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