A Journey Through Israel

A Journey Through Israel

Starts April 9, 2023 - Ends May 14, 2023


Alan Kolnik Statement

It is my intention in this show to illustrate the variety of 75 year-old Israel starting with remembrance of the Holocaust at Yad VaShem, the establishment of a stockade and tower kibbutz, through varied scenes from the Hermon in far north to the Negev in the south, the beauty of Jerusalem and the vibrance of Tel Aviv, and also illustrate the struggles of the Israelis in some cases against poverty and religious differences.

Alan Kolnik Biography

­I am an amateur photographer living in Montgomery County. I was the staff photographer for my college paper in Auckland, New Zealand. My early work also appeared in the NZ Herald’s Annual of Color Photographs of New Zealand and the South African Cape Times.

In 2011 my photograph of a great blue heron taken at Great Falls won second prize “Keep Montgomery County Beautiful” competition in the Montgomery County by Day” section. In 2013 my photograph of a pair of Northern Flickers in Bethesda won first prize, and in 2014 my picture of neighbors clearing snow won third prize in the same competition.

I have exhibited my work at the Maryland Federation of Art Circle and Curve Galleries, Kentland’s Mansion, Gaithersburg Arts Barn, the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Glenview Mansion, the Northern Virginia JCC, the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, the OASIS gallery, and the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD as well as many print and digital exhibitions in cities around the world sponsored by GuruShots.

The Audubon Society selected my image of a sharp shinned hawk to illustrate the species in the Field Guide, and my image of a female cardinal in the snow for their December bird in their 2014 annual calendar.

Like many others, I graduated from photographing in black and white to the world of color digital photography using digital cameras. I now print my own pictures from my computer and color printer for presentation.

While many of the pictures I make are presented essentially as photographed, several use Photoshop to create images that reveal the alternative potential that digital photography can offer. My use of digital techniques to enhance my photograph “The Red Room” was highlighted in Digital Outback Photo magazine in 2004.

A selection of my travel and other images is available on my website at:

For more information, please contact Marcie Blackman at mblackman@benderjccgw.org.