Nitsan Tal was born and raised in Israel in a Kibbutz.
Her grandfather, an avid amateur photographer, gave her her first SLR camera and dark-room equipment and sparked her first interest in photography.
Nitsan studied veterinary medicine in Israel and moved to the U.S. in 1998. The proximity to New York City allowed her to take classes in photography while practicing as a veterinarian. She studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography and the International Center of Photography and later filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts and New York University.
Nitsan’s personal work is documentary in style with emphasis on the human condition. She has a particular interest in the work of nonprofit aid organizations and donates her time and services to NGO’s around the world.
In 2013 Nitsan directed her first documentary film, “It Takes Balls,” the story of an actor who likes to portray women. The film was screened in several festivals in the U.S.
She since completed two more documentary films: “Writers Matter,” about a nonprofit organization working with inner-city school children in Philadelphia, and “8000 Paperclips” about an artist working with refugee children in Uganda.
Nitsan’s work has been shown in the following venues:
The Center for Cuban Arts NYC
Umbrella Arts NYC
25 CPW Gallery NYC
Scott Hill Gallery Closter New Jersey
Next Gallery NYC
World Affairs Council Global Visions exhibition San Francisco
Metropolitan College NYC