Vardi Kahana
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A Singer and His Mother

Photographer Vardi Kahana (58) grew up in an Orthodox home.

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Photographer Vardi Kahana (58) grew up in an Orthodox home. Denied acceptance to the prestigious Bezalel School of Arts, she studied photography at the little-known Hamidrasha School of Art. That, however, didn’t prevent her from becoming one of Israel’s most renowned photographers. Kahana’s skills were honed while working as a freelance photojournalist for local daily newspapers. Her photo titled “A Singer and His Mother” first appeared in the context of a 2003 interview with Nurit Geffen, mother of Israeli pop star Aviv Geffen, and wife of Jonathan Geffen, close relative of the legendary Moshe Dayan. In that interview, published by…

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