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Gallery, Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue
(at Bloor)

Mar. 2 to 30
Mon. – Fri. 9am to 9pm
Sat. – Sun. 9am to 7pm


416.924.6211 ext. 250


Artist: Motty Levy

In 1860, Mark Twain wrote an expressive diary of his trip to the Middle East. In 2012 photographer Motty Levy followed Twain’s footsteps through the Holy Land to retell his story through a different lens. Capturing historical landmarks Twain visited, Levy highlights the inevitable changes that have occurred since his era and explores the juncture where idealism of the Holy Land comes to terms with its lost and broken dreams.

Media Contact:
Deanna Di Lello, Gallery Coordinator, Miles Nadal JCC

Motty Levy’s career started as a photography teacher in his native Israel, immediately after completing his diploma in photography. Soon Motty found himself working as a Freelance photojournalist for various publications such as “Hadashot,” “The Jerusalem Post,” and “Ma’ariv”. His interest lies in exploring social & Cultural issues, particularly those pertaining to his background. His concern about the human condition in general, and mankind’s ever-changing cultures and diversity, is shown throughout his work, and it is his natural passion and drive that pushes him to explore this type of subject matter. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NowMagazine, Flare Magazine, Jerusalem Post, Maariv, Hadashot. He has worked with different agencies such as Actra, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Scarborough Grace Hospital, Workers’ Compensation Board, The Ran Group, and York University. Recent major projects include “From Hebron To Jerusalem,” “Eye to Zion,” “Multi culture 2000”,“Dreamland” and “I am Cuba” Levy’s photography projects have been exhibited at festivals and galleries throughout Canada, Europe, and Israel.

His exhibits include:

2014 – Art show- Composure- Galleria 814
2014 – 5th Annual Art Show- Papermill Gallery
2012 – 3rd Annual art show – Israeli art group
2008 – Jerusalem art show – Israeli art group –
2007 – Contact photography Festival – Toronto,The spirit of Community Function art show
2003 – Contact photography Festival – Toronto – In The Junction – Group Show
2001 – “From Hebron to Jerusalem” – Bathurst Jewish Centre art show
1998 – 2000 “Eye To Zion” – Marcia Rafelman Fine Art Gallery, Toronto
1998 – “Eye To Zion” – CNE Pavilion, Israel 50th Birthday Art show
1997 – Art show – personal work – The Carrot Gallery, Toronto
1995 – Personal work – Post Eyes, Toronto


International – ZUMA Press Photo Agency
First light Stock Agency, Toronto
Marcia Rafelman, Fine Art, Toronto
Saatchi art