At the age of 18, Raphael Avigdor travelled to Europe with fashion photographer Ric Somekh as an assistant. He loaded Ric’s cameras with film, and it was then that
Raphael realized his strong passion for photography.
At 19 already on his own, Raphael travelled to the Amazon to shoot the indigenous tribes of Northern Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Ever since then, Raphael has been traveling the world shooting different cultures, and portraits, always looking to capture a story in his work.
His most recent trips include 6 weeks trekking in Nepal, arriving to Base Camp at Mt. Everest, and then to Tibet, and the Trans-Siberian Railroad to Beijing China. Other recent trips include Egypt, Kiev, Kyrgyzstan, and China. He recently returned from six weeks in Tulum and the Jungles of Belize, and earlier this year scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
His work has been exhibited at the Lawrence Gallery in East Hampton, N.Y., Private Exhibitions, the Spectrum Miami Art show, Art Market + Design and SEAFAIR MEGAYACHT Art show and at Art Boca Raton. Recently Raphael was featured in Family group alongside his mother and sister in a gallery on Manhattans Lower Eastside .