Born in 1967 in a small village in the south of Israel, Eitan Vitkon is an acclaimed contemporary photographer whose work has been exhibited and applauded worldwide. In 1996, Eitan moved to New York from Tel Aviv, to continue studying architecture, eventually receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in 1999.
His interest in urbanism and design from a physical and emotional standpoint inevitably spilled into his image making, culminating in what now is an impressive body of work spanning close to 15 years.
The shift from architecture to photography was bound to happen - in essence, photography provides exaltation on a sustained level, whereas architecture’s exuberant lure seldom lasts past the conceptual stages. The realization of a project can take years and is often a long and sluggish process. For Eitan, photography’s ‘no hard and fast rules’ proved to be the tipping point in his career. From hobby to profession, it took a bold, swift mental step to dive solely into the art world and dedicate himself to making exquisite imagery.
Now a seasoned artist, Vitkon’s incredible visual lexicon shows significant shifts in perspective and subject matter over the years, although still preserving intact his reverence for form, the passing of time and most recently, his Israeli origins.