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Dr. Nissan Nisso Perez

Name, Surname : Dr. Nissan Nisso Perez

Date and Place of Birth: December 18, 1946; Istanbul, Turkey

Spouse : Edna Jospe Perez (m.1987)

Date of Aliya : 1967

Education : His studies were in psychology, philosophy and art history at the Hebrew University and he ultimately obtained a PhD from the University of Brighton, UK. At the start of his career in photography he was trained for two years first in Paris under the renowned expert and collector Gérard Lévy and at the Société Française de Photographie, then in London at the Royal Photographic Society and the V&A, followed by a one-year internship at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY.

Prior to his tenure at the Israel Museum he worked for many years as a professional photographer specialized in advertising and public relations while also devoting time to his personal creative photography.

Notable Work :

Displaced Visions: Émigré Photographers of the 20th Century; Revelation: Representation of Christ in Photography


Dr. Nissan Nisso Perez is a photography historian, researcher and curator. From 1977[1] until 2013, Perez was senior curator of the Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem which he conceived and founded its extensive collection of over120,000 items. The Noel and Harriette Levine Photography Collection, spanning over 170 years, is considered among the finest photography collections in private hands and was presented in its first public display since it was gifted to the Museum in 2008. The collection includes works ranging from 19th-century British calotypes to modernist masterpieces and recent examples of contemporary work. The exhibition includes 117 notable images by Andre Kertesz, David Octavius Hill, Paul Outerbridge, Man Ray, August Sander, and Cindy Sherman, among others. The exhibition was curated by Nissan Perez, Horace and Grace Goldsmith Senior Curator of the Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography.


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