Rachel Papo is an Israeli who was born in 1970 in Columbus, Ohio but
was raised in Israel. She began photographing as a teenager and attended
a renowned fine-arts high-school in Haifa, Israel. At age eighteen she
served in the Israeli Air Force as a photographer. These two intensive
years of service inspired her current photographic project titled after
her own number during service -- Serial No. 3817131.
She earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Ohio State University in Columbus
(1991-96), and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts
in New York City (2002-05).
She began photographing Israeli female soldiers in the summer of 2004
as part of her masters thesis project. She continues to photograph in
both Israel and New York, pursuing fine art photography and accepting
commissioned projects. Her photographs are included in several public
and private collections. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
: : NEW UPDATE : :
Rachel's book—Serial No. 3817131—is available now!
published by powerHouse Books | Foreword by Charles H. Traub | Buy it now
Also available—Two limited editions of twenty-five Including a slipcased copy of the book and an eight by ten inch c-print, signed and numbered by Rachel.