Sofyan Mohammed Zahalka (Bio)
Sofyan was born in 1987 in the village of Kafr Qara, which is located in the northern triangle in Israel. His admiration for photography motivated him to travel around the world. He is a photographer and a short documentary films photographer. During his career, he edited and hosted a radio program on Radio Netanya.
He had obtained a diploma in Photography and Design from the Faculty of Engineering at the Handasaim Technion in Haifa in 2008. Furthermore, he had finished his study in Studio Photography from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Sofyan started his professional life in the field of photography and editing since 2010. He photographed many subjects and has distinguished himself from others by portraying people with a humanitarian perspective. In recent years, he got many projects. The most important projects are architecture photography, food, jewelry, and a model depicting a story with a chain scenario.
Lately, he worked on making short films on his YouTube channel, and he had also documented many tourist sites in his relatively long visit for Berlin. Moreover, he worked as a presenter and a program presenter on an educational radio for three years. He presented the program "On Air Arabia", which tells us about the most important things covered in the weekly news. In the past ten years, he has worked on many TV channels, and the most recent one is the broadcasting authority.
He worked as a teacher for two years in the field of photography at a school for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which led to a fundamental change in the approach of their lives, from an educational and social point of view; additionally, he made a remarkable progress in the level of academic achievement of those students and on stimulating creative thinking. This was a tremendous proof on the success of this project under the supervision of the Ministry of Education which had a substantial impact.
Sofyan participated with his students in competition with all schools inNazareth to document and show Nazareth in a comprehensive image including the beauty, culture and social life to reflect a unique human culture. Sofyan along with his students got first place in the competition. He participated in many exhibitions such as the Carmel Fire in 2016.
He filmed a project called "Listen, Observe, Speak" which talks about existence and the dual life of many nationalities. This project has been presented in many places, including the Jagiellonian University in Poland in 2014.