photo by Josh Fassbind
Tami Bahat (b.1979) is a fine art photographer from Tel Aviv, Israel. Raised by a former dancer and a graphic artist, Bahat’s family resettled in Los Angeles when she was young.
Championed by parents who encouraged her artistic expression, she acquired a stronger knowledge of herself and others through experimentation in various media. Taking the unconventional route she left school at the age of fifteen and was given guidance by her father, who had taught at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He encouraged her independent study through workshops and seminars of art history, photography, sculpture and design, further enhancing her creative vision.
A series of family trips around the world exposed Bahat to humanity as a whole and the myriad ways that people live, providing her with a keen awareness of the beauty and loss that an earthly existence brings, an undertone in much of her work.
Bahat’s fine art career began in earnest in 2010 when her photography was noticed by the editor of the U.K. publication Nikon Owner Magazine. He was struck by her bold approach and soon after, the work appeared on the cover, along with a feature story detailing her as an artist.
Tami lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.