Dana Wohlfeiler-Lalkin is the initiator and director of Local Testimony and has been responsible for the World Press Photo exhibition in Israel since 2002. 

Galia Gur Zeev, photographer, artist, and curator of the Local Testimony exhibition 2021

Ami Steinitz, curator and member of the Local Testimony editorial board.

Vardi Kahana, a photographer, curator and member of the Local Testimony editorial board.

The independent jury comprises photographers, curators, journalists and editors, members of the media and critics of photography, arts and visual art.

Great effort has been invested in creating a computerized system that will guarantee the participants’ anonymity during the jury process. The personal details of the participants will be safeguarded by the members of the editorial board who are in charge of receiving the photographs.

The jury will devote the best part of a month to the submitted work in order to carry out an in-depth examination and evaluation of each photograph submitted to the preliminary contest.


Members of the jury



Curators of Local Testimony since it was founded:
Moshe Shai - 2003-2005
The late Yossi Nachmias - 2006, co-curator, 2007
Ami Steinitz - 2007-2008
Dana Gilerman - 2009
Galia Gur-Zeev - 2010-2011
Moran Shoub - 2012-2013
Vardi Kahana - 2014-2015
The late Micha Kirshner - 2016
Vardi Kahana - 2017
Ami Steinitz - 2018
Eldad Rafaeli - 2019-2020
Galia Gur Zeev - 2021