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Aliza Auerbach (born in Israel) studied Philosophy and Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She began taking still photographs for international film productions in 1972, subsequently turned to photojournalism (publishing her work in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Times, The London Times, etc.), and in 1989 turned to art photography. Her books include: The Stone Bird (1983), Poems of Jerusalem with Yehuda Amichai (1987), Mothers on Earth (1997), Women at Work (2003), The Song of the Sea (2007), and the trilogy Rishonim (Pioneers, 1990), Aliya (Immigrants, 1992), and Survivors (2012).
 

Auerbach has exhibited extensively in Israel and abroad, and won many prizes and awards. Her works are included in public collections (e.g. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Ein Harod; The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park) as well as in private collections the world over.
 
Aliza Auerbach spent three months in the National Library. Her camera captured moments of intimacy between reader and book, reader and reading space, and between the reader community and the librarians, halls, corridors, and even the cafeteria.