A Singer and His Mother
Photographer Vardi Kahana (58) grew up in an Orthodox home.
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…