In March 2002 photographer Naomi Solomon embarked on a photographic exploration of Jewish settlement life in Israel, embracing the human experience within the political tornado. She executed twelve photographic expeditions to the region, living inside West Bank and Gaza Strip settlements for as long as three months at a time. Her project culminated in August 2005 with the evacuation and destruction of Gazaâ€™s Gush Katif settlement bloc.
Born in Philadelphia, Naomi received a BFA in photography from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 1998, which included a semester abroad at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
Naomiâ€™s photographs have been published in The Baltimore Jewish Times, The Jewish Journal, The Jewish Week, Mamm Magazine, Newsweek, The Philadelphia Exponent, and The Wall Street Journal. She has lectured in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Los Angeles. Naomi lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Yehuda.