Yigal Shem Tov (1952-), Photographer. Born in Nahariya, Israel in 1952. Studies: 1975-78 WIZO College of Design, Haifa; 1977-79 Bezalel, Jerusalem; 1978-81 Art Teachers College, Ramat Hasharon; 1983-85 Pratt Institute, New York, Masters Degree. Teaching: 1979-95 Photography; 1994 head of depaartment of video and computor animation. Prizes: 1978 Halperin Prize, Bezalel; 1979-8 America-Israel Cultural Foundation; 1979-8 Agfa Prize, Bezalel; 1979-8 Ministry of Education Prize for a Young Artist; 1981 Kavlin Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 1982, Ministry of Education Study Grant; 1991 Ministry of Education Prize for Completion of Work; 1997 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Hadassah and Raphael Klatchkin Prize; 23 Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Plastic Arts; 25 The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist.