Motty Levy

Motty Levy

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Motty Levy

As a photographer and artist I have always striven for the time surprise of the ordinary. In my few years of artistic development, I have found myself again and again striving to explore time and culture changes all over the world. I found myself attracted to social and cultural issues; I was drawn to the cultural changes and diversity around me, particularly those linked to my own background.
I started my career as a photojournalist in my place of birth, Israel. While living in Israel, I worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines including Hadashot, Maariv, Haretz, and The Jerusalem Post. 
In 1989, I moved with my family to Canada. During this time, while becoming familiarized with his new surroundings and the resultant self-changes, I continue to work as a documentary and fine art photographer.

My work has been published in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NowMagazine, Flare Magazine, Jerusalem Post, Maariv, Hadashot, and in Sacred Balance by David Suzuki. 
Additionally, I worked with different agencies such as Actra, The Toronto International Film Festival, The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre. Scarborough Grace Hospital, Workers’
Compensation Board, Reportage inc., The Ran Group, York university.

Some recent major projects that I worked on include: 

“Fleeting Glimpses”
 “I am Cuba” 
“Dreamland-In the footstep of Mark Twain inn the Holy land”


Ryerson - Toronto, ON September 2001 to September 2002.
Diploma of Technical and Scientific Photography:
Technion School of Technical Photography September 1983 -1986
Certificate Paramedic (including Level A CPR)


World Press Photo, 2008, 2011
Nikon Photo Contest, 2013
Alexia foundation, 2013
PDN Photo Annual, 2013
Applied Art Photography, 2014

Selected Publication:
The Toronto Star -August 1997 "A City of Walls" from the " Eye to Zion" Project.
The Toronto Star -November 1996 "The Knife's edge” from the " Eye to Zion" Project.
2002-The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell. 2011- One Life - Stories told Through Photography.
2012- Yidihot Canada - Behind The lens


2020- Gallea - virtual on line Exhibit.
2017- Art Show “ Jerusalem 2017” 
2016 - “Dreamland”- at the Miles Nadal JCC
2015 - Art show- Composure- Galleria 814
2014 - 5th Annual Art Show- Papermill Gallery
2012 -  3rd Annual art show - Israeli art group
2008 -  Jerusalem art show - Israeli art group -
2007 - Contact  photography Festival - Toronto,The spirit of Community Function art show
2003 -  Contact  photography Festival - Toronto - In The Junction - Group Show    
2001 - “From Hebron to Jerusalem” - Bathurst Jewish Centre art show 
1998 - 2000  “Eye To Zion” - Marcia Rafelman Fine Art Gallery, Toronto  
1998 - “Eye To Zion” - CNE Pavilion, Israel 50th Birthday Art show
1997 - Art show - personal work - The Carrot Gallery, Toronto
1995 - Personal work - Post  Eyes, Toronto

Selected collections include: 

Marcia Rafelman Fine Art Gallery, Toronto  
Saatchi Art Gallery
Galleria 814 - Toronto