Gali Tibbon is an award-winning photographer based in Jerusalem. In 2013 she was named Travel Photographer of the Year at the World Photography Awards (WPO) in London for her documentary work on Lailbela, Ethiopia. She has been chosen to be a Canon Explorer, part of Canon Europe Ambassador’s program.
Her work explores the theme of religion, focusing on faith, capturing the spiritual and abstract emotions of the believers into her stills images.
Among her many awards: Moscow International Photo Award, Fotoweek DC, she is a two times winner of the UNESCO Humanity Photo Award, National Geographic photo contest finalist etc’.
Traveling with her cameras, Gali covers a wide range of Christian pilgrimage paths and rituals in the holy land and around the world including baptism in the Jordan River, Christianity in Jerusalem, the ancient Samaritans, Ethiopian Christianity and religious gatherings across Europe, India and Africa. After more than a decade of covering the Middle East, Tibbon’s work has expanded to a wide range of assignments around the globe. Gali’s images are published regularly in renowned magazines and newspapers worldwide (Geo, National Geographic, Newsweek, Elle, Time etc’). Her pictures are exhibited in museums, galleries and prestigious photo festivals around the world.