Born in 1958, Jerusalem. Shai Ginott is a biologist by training from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a self-educated photographer. She began her photographic career as a fine arts and landscape photographer at the Israel Nature Reserve Authority. Shai also graduated from the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership’s fellows' program and from Naggar School’s photo-therapy program, Jerusalem.
Selected Professional Experience
Her photographs have appeared extensively in newspapers, periodicals, calendars photo-poetry books and others. Shai has lectured, taught and lead "drawing with camera" workshops and long-term programs for Hi Tec photography students in Israel. She is a book photo-editor and a curator. In 2021 she curated the nature exhibition “Global Nature. Local Nature” in Eeretz Israel museum, Tel Aviv.
Guest lecturer in the UN, New York (2012) and in London (2013) on world awareness day for Autism with her lecture and exhibition "Mothers album".
1990-2013 Teaches and leads various photography workshops and is a guest lecturer worldwide (Ministry of Education Singapore and Photographic society, 2005, Photographic society, at the Photography and Design Center in Caracas, Venezuela, in Rome, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Cyprus.
1990-2014 Traveling exhibitions on show worldwide by Foreign Ministry of Israel.
2004 Nature Phenomena – a weekly column at the Ynet internet magazine.
1984-1988 Photographer of the Israel Nature Reserve AuthoritySelected Books
Night (Carmel pub.) Israel, 2013
Field of Vision (Shoken pub.) Israel, 2008
Landscape Within (Shoken pub.) Israel, 2004
Spiritual Landscape (MOD pub.) Israel, 1999
Israel (Bruckmann pub.) Germany, 1998
Spectacular Israel (Hugh Lauter Levin pub.) Editor. 1998
Israel Das Heilige Land (Bruckmann pub..), Germany, 1996
A Place In The Heart, Jerusalem (MOD pub.), Israel, 1995
Echoes of a Landscape (MOD pub.), Israel, 1992
The flowers love you too (Carmel pub.) Israel, 1987Selected Solo Exhibitions
Field of Vision
2008 Jerusalem cinematic, Ecocinema festival
Revealed and Concealed Nature
2008 Open university Gallery Raanana, Israel
From The Beginning (Catalouge)
2006 Myanmar Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yangon, Myanmar
2005 Selegia Arts Center, Singapore
2004-2007 ICC, Jerusalem, Israel
2003 Museo De La Patagonia, Argentine
1999 Europe Design Center, Rome, Italy
1999 Photography and Design Center in Caracas, Venezuela
1999 Raanana Municipal Gallery, Raanana, Israel
1999 Givataim Theatre, Givataim, Israel
The Spirit of Jerusalem (Catalouge)
1998 Esther Klein Art Gallery, Pennsilvania, USA
1997 Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1996 Travelling exhibition- Brazilia, Lisbon, Washington D.C, New York, Rome, Moscow, Paris
Nature and Landscape in Israel- (Catalouge)
1999 Hong Kong Baptist University and Cultural Center, Hong Kong
1997 National Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
1994 The Barbican Center, London, U.K.
1994 The Olympus Photo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1992 The international U.N. Congress on Environment and Ecology, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
1992 National Gallery, Mbabane
1992 Kasas Reales Museum, Santo Domingo
1991 The European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
1990 Photography Museum, Tel Hai, Israel
1989 Jerusalem Theatre Gallery, Jerusalem, IsraelSelected Group Exhibitions
2008 Tree, Beit Yad Labanim, Raanana, Israel
2007 Journey to the Dead sea, San Diego Natural History Museum
2003 Reflections,Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel (Catalouge)
1999 Photographing Nature and Fashion, Textile Center, Tel aviv, Israel (Catalouge)
1998 Artists- Messengers of Peace, travelling exhibition, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (Catalouge)
1994-1996 Touching the Light, O'manut Laam traveling Exhibition,Yad Lebanim, Rehovot, Israel
1994 Panta Rhei, Arad Museum, Bat Yam Museum, Israel
1993 5 Photographers,Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel
1992 Touching the Light, Limbus’s Birthday Exhibition, Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv, IsraelAwards
1993 Gold Prize at the Jerusalem International Book Fair (Echoes of a Landscape)
1989 Israel's best Nature Photographer (Israel Photographic Magazine)