Yehuda Swed is a Berlin based Israeli photojournalist specializing in portrait and documentary photography.
In 2009 he finished his photography studies at the “Geographic Photography College – Masa Aher” in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
He documented the gay night life scene in Mexico City as part of The Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, moderated by Stephanie Sinclair, Andrea Bruce, Shaul Schwarz and Benjamin Lowy.
He documented the ongoing clashes between the Israeli army and Palestinian demonstrators against the separation wall in the village of Ni'lin.
He documented the economic reforms in Cuba in a unique project titled “Self Employed in A Communist Land”.
His documentary photo essay “Birds of Paradise”, shot in Berlin over a year, follows people who wear extreme clothing and makeup in their daily life. Another one of his ongoing documentary projects, which follows the lives of Israeli immigrants living in Berlin, will soon be published as book.
Yehuda speaks Hebrew, English, German and some Swahili. He recently got married and has a baby boy. His wife Nannette is an ex-GDR PhD in statistics and economy, focusing on conflict areas.
His interests are human rights issues, religion, the toll of the world economic crisis and people living in the fringe.
- Breaking news
- Video capture
Self Employed In A Communist Land
In 2010 the Cuban government decided on historical ecomomic reforms: about 500,000 people were discharged from their government employment. To provide jobs for the laid off workers the communist government has opened up part of the state-controlled economy to private entrepreneurs.