A personal crisis invoked by the 2014 war in Gaza has motivated Udi to set out on a two and a half months journey through the Israel trail. The 700-mile long trek stretches from Israel's Lebanese border up north all the way south to Eilat, on the Egyptian border. It is world-renowned as one of the world’s best and toughest long distance hikes.
Udi will be taking you with him to experience Israel outside of the headlines and the friction and to hear first hand about my physical and mental journey from despair to a newly found hope. The people, the national monuments, the mountains, the creeks and the Israeli landscapes- you’ll encounter them all!
Udi is the first professional still photographer to have walked and documented the trail in its entirety and the creator of the first-ever photo book about the journey on the trail!
Join the adventure!
Between Yom Hazikaron
and Yom Ha’atzmaut:
Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day are a unique phenomenon as they were set on consecutive days.
The need to fight for Israel’s establishment and safety is prominent in Israeli politics and everyday life.
The program includes a discussion about Israeli history and society in regards to safety and security, military service, conceptions and societal norms.
This talk is meant for both sides of the political spectrum, making them ask questions while giving them tools and ideas on how to answer them.
The many layers of Jerusalem:
2017 marked 50 years to the Six-day War and going back to the old city of Jerusalem and the Jewish holy sites.
The talk takes an in-depth look at this remarkable city, discussing different aspects and perspectives: spiritual / earthly, East / West, religious / secular, old / new, different religions, etc. It will make sense of all the scattered information people might have about the city, giving them a logical and cohesive idea of one of the oldest cities in the world.
The talk is accompanied by Udi’s photography and video and by high quality graphics.
The talk fits all ages 6 and up.
Engage younger audiences:
All programs have been adapted to students from elementary school ages up to high school, in collaboration with the Jewish agency's educational branch.
Engage new campus audiences:
Inter-departmental collaborations is the best way to extend your reach on campus beyond Hillel- share varied Israeli content with people from who might not be exposed to it.
Photography workshops and lectures: take a camera or a smartphone and join me for a walk around your hometown or campus for a fresh look at the familiar through the eyes of a photographer.
Create a gallery show using my images and have Israel stay for a while longer! I will take care of printing and mounting for you in advance.
Udi is a travel photographer, speaker, teacher and an artist.
He's always been fascinated by the secrets this world holds and after several years of traveling, documenting and collecting stories from around the world, professional photography became the next natural step.
He is an honored graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in California and have had his work displayed in exhibitions worldwide and published in various media outlets internationally, including National Geographic Channel.
Now back in Israel, Udi documents its varied cultures, people and natural beauty. Apart from his travel photography and commercial work, he takes on activist projects and aim to make an impact with his photography. He believes that when done right, photography and storytelling can bring forth great changes.