Moshe Ben Shahar, or “Moses” as he is better known, was born in England to Hungarian refugee parents as the Second World War was raging. On reaching the age of twenty he emigrated to Israel and became a member of Kibbutz Megiddo in the Jezre’el Valley in 1965. Ever since, Moses has been a keen photographer. The results of his endeavors were exhibited in numerous publications and exhibitions in venues such as the ‘Tzavta’ theater in Tel-Aviv and the Wilfrid Israel Museum of Art in Kibbutz Hazorea.
In his early years as an artist Moses was recognized primarily as a photographer of insects and nature, and many of his pictures were published in the volume on Insects in the Encyclopedia of Fauna and Flora published by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and the Ministry of Defense.
Nowadays he is known mainly for his portrait photography but refuses to define himself as belonging to any specific domain and prefers to take pictures of anything that captures his attention: objects, scenes and people that would otherwise escape public attention, or even provoke aversion, as he opts to reveal their unique and beautiful qualities to all.
Moses resides in Megiddo and is a proud father of four and grandfather of four grandchildren.