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David Vaaknin (b. 1979) is an independent photographer and photojournalist based in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel. David's editorial and commercial photography work is regularly featured in major international publications. His clients include magazines, newspapers, travel companies, creative agencies, and content marketing agencies.

A self-taught photographer with over a decade of experience in photojournalism, reportage, documentary, portrait, travel, and landscape photography, David began his professional career in 2006, working as a photojournalist for Israeli media outlets, after making a decision to walk away from Physics studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in order to pursue photography full-time.

When he’s not super-busy writing about himself in the third person, David tirelessly works to expand his collection of witty slogan t-shirts, enjoys binge-watching TV with his wife Natalie while wearing his fluffy Moose Slippers (weather permitting), and generally tries to avoid singing in public, due to his utter and complete lack of vocal talent.

Selected Client List:

The Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal

The Globe and Mail

The Sunday Times

National Geographic Traveller UK




El País Semanal

Quanta Magazine

The Scientist Magazine

Hemispheres Magazine – United Airlines



Institutional Investor

IBM Systems Magazine

Central Banking Journal

EY Exceptional Magazine

U.S. News & World Report

Food & Wine en español

Cooking Light Magazine


Fattal Hotels

Land Rover USA

Filosofie Magazine

Terra Mater Magazin

ADAC Reisemagazin

hin&weg Reisemagazin


Die Weltwoche

Saldo Magazin

SPICK Magazin

Le Temps

La Croix

KNA Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur