Yonathan Weitzman was a judge in the 2017 Tri2 Photography Competition Contest
WPJA Judge since 2007 -
Yonathan Weitzman (born 1977) is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in Israel. Having previously worked with Corbis, Reuters and the daily newspaper, Haaretz, Yonathan has also had photographs in magazines including: Stern, Newsweek, The Observer, Time, and View. In 2005, he was working as a cameraman for Reuters Television documenting the former Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.
During five years of work as a professional photographer, Yonathan was awarded 3rd place in the World Press Photo competition in 2007; 1st place in 63 Pictures of the Year international (POYi) 2006; 2nd and 3rd place in Best of Photojournalism 2007; 1st place in PPY press photographer year 2007, and was awarded prizes in Israel's annual photojournalism competition Local Testimony 2006 and 2004. Yonathan has studied photography in "Camera Obscura" School of Arts in Tel Aviv, "Musrara" School of Arts in Jerusalem and media studies in "Beit Rutenberg Media Centre" in Haifa. He also participated in a special project entitled "Kids with Cameras" in Jerusalem, whose goal was to teach photography to underprivileged children. Yonathan specializes in documentary photojournalism in the Middle East and in developing countries and in outdoor studio portraiture.