Neil Folberg

Neil Folberg (born April 7, 1950) is an American Israeli photographer and gallerist. He was born in San Francisco in 1950 but spent most of his childhood in the Midwestern United States, becoming interested in photography around 1966. In 1967, he began studies with Ansel Adams and then enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley to study with William Garnett.

He married in 1975 and in 1976 with his wife, Anna, set out for Jerusalem. We intended to remain in Israel for a year, but we ended up staying. There he continued to pursue mostly landscape photography, resulting in the book “In a Desert Land”. My first major exhibition was at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saone, France in 1990/91.

Books in order of publication:


In a Desert Land. Abbeville, 1987.

And I Shall Dwell Among Them. Aperture, 1995

Celestial Nights. Aperture, 2001.

Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists. Abbeville, 2007. With Lin Arison.

Serpent’s Chronicle. Abbeville, 2013.

Taking Measure. 2016.

A Mirror in Macedonia. Lecturis, 2021.

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