About Me

"Self Portrait in Mirrors"
Warsaw, Poland, 2018

The great American philosopher Yogi Berra said, "You can observe a lot by watching."  I agree.

I strive to capture poignant, humorous and beautiful images from simple encounters with people, wildlife and our surroundings.  We must never take for granted the forms and meaning we see all around us.

While there are many excellent examples of fictional images in the photographic art world today, I prefer the truth of real life experiences.  Aside from a self-portrait, none of the depicted scenes was staged or designed on a computer.

I was privileged to be a featured photographer in the February 2018 edition of Lens Magazine.  My photo "Night Snowfall" was awarded Honorable Mention at the 2022 Annual Photography Awards.  Since 2020, my work has been profiled at www.widewalls.ch.  

My photographs have been exhibited in numerous and diverse settings, such as:

     Harmony Cultural Center, Jerusalem, Israel (Fourth Biennale of Graphic Art and Photography)    
     First Station, Terminal Cafe, Jerusalem, Israel (solo exhibition)
     Beit Yehudit Cultural Center, Jerusalem, Israel (solo exhibition)
     Holzer Books, Jerusalem, Israel (solo exhibitions)     
     Krakow Jewish Community Centre, Krakow, Poland (solo exhibition)
     Warsaw Jewish Community Centre, Warsaw, Poland (solo exhibition)
     March of the Living, Warsaw, Poland (solo exhibition)
     Cafe Smadar, Jerusalem, Israel (solo exhibition)     
     Studio Coffee, Arad, Israel (solo exhibition)
     Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
     The Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, USA
     The Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA
     Gallery 1581, Brookline, MA, USA
     Johnny D's Uptown, Somerville, MA, USA (solo exhibition)
     Harvard University
     Numerous online exhibitions
     The Jerusalem Post
     The Times of Israel
I live in Jerusalem, Israel.

Images and Text Copyright Rick Blumsack 2000-2024. All Rights Reserved.