Local Testimony 2015
Dana Wohlfeiler-Lalkin, initiator and director of “Local Testimony,” is credited for having brought the World Press Photo exhibition to Israel in 2002 and for adding the local showing to accompany it in 2003. Positioning the two exhibitions side-by-side during a designated month each year has resulted in extensive public and media exposure to the work of those professional photographers operating in the region and worldwide, who diligently provide images to the press and magazines around the clock all year long, performing their mission with credibility and devotion, but not always receiving the credit and suitable cultural recognition they deserve.
“Local Testimony” continues to pursue ways to reinforce the status and creative endeavors of press photographers through new and innovative avenues of expression. In 2008, together with the Peres Center for Peace, the group initiated the Frames of Reality project – a seminar and workshop advocating thought and personal criticism among professional Israeli and Palestinian photojournalists.