At the age of 18, when Raphael Avigdor travelled to Europe with Fashion photographer Ric Somekh as an assistant who loaded Rics cameras with film, it was then when Raphael realized his strong passion for photography.
At 19 already on his own, he travelled to the AMAZONS to shoot the indigenous tribes of Northern Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Ever since then, Raphael has been traveling the world shooting different cultures, and portraits, always looking to capture a story in his work.
His most recent trips include 6 weeks trekking in Nepal, arriving to Base Camp at Mt. Everest, and then progressed to Tibet, and the Trans-Siberian Railroad to Beijing China. Other recent trips include Egypt, Kiev, Kyrgyzstan, and China. He recently returned from six weeks in Tulum and the Jungles of Belize, and earlier this year scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. His last trip was to the outskirts of the Sahara desert in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco where he rode on a camel caravan while staying with the Tuareg Bedouine Tribes of Berber descent in their tents.
His work has been exhibited at the Lawrence Gallery in East Hampton, N.Y., Private Exhibitions, the Spectrum Miami Art Show and now Seafair Mega Yacht Art Show and at Art Boca Raton. His work is presently represented by the prestigious Castle Fitzjohns gallery in Lower Manhattan and through this gallery at numerous art shows.