Avigail Schimmel was born in Jerusalem, Israel, she graduated with a B.F. A. in photography from the Bezalel Art Academy and in 1996 she settled in New York City where she worked as a professional photographer, exhibiting her work and freelancing for Sotheby’s New York,shooting for various editorials and developing personal photo projects. Her work was featured in galleries and museums in New York, Israel and Europe. In 2003 she was chosen as one of Photo District News magazine’s thirty emerging photographers. Exhibitions have included a one-person show at Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York, The Alice Austin House Museum, Staten Island and The Museum of Israeli Art, Israel, the Musée de l’Elysée, Zurich, and Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, Italy, Canal Pictures and Art gallery, Paris, and the Moscow biennale in 2011. Her work has been featured in various publications among them The New York Times Magazine, O The Oprah magazine, INC magazine, Photo district news and the NY Arts magazine. Her photographs have been well received in the US and Europe. After a decade in New York city and almost a decade in France, Avigail Schimmel is now based in Tel Aviv, Israel.