Self Portrait as Hannah, Samuel’s Mother, Part of Biblical Women Series 2014 ©

Photography is a significant part of my daily life, filling me with the desire to continue creating. Every time I take a picture, it feels like the first time. The camera enables me to see life at one frame at a time — to commemorate the moment, capture it, and discover an entire world within. A speck of dust, a flash of light, a movement of fabric – each of these reveals endless beauty with a single glimpse.

I photograph women, Biblical women, to be precise. For me, a woman is the essence of existence, possessing the beauty of procreation, maternity and femininity. In my Women of the Bible book, I shed new light on religious photography, capturing powerful Biblical women in the very places they once lived. The staged scenes are inspired by art of the Renaissance, timeless myths, and classical literature.”


Born in Tiberias, Israel in 1976, Dikla Laor is an M.A student, in the  University of Haifa, in the Department of Biblical Studies. She also has a B.A. in Humanities and Communications, cum laude, from Bar Ilan University; and a degree in Visual and Interactive Communications Engineering from Kinneret College. Dikla is a mother to Ma’ayan, Gefen and Nevo, and is married to her beloved husband, Modi. 

Dikla Laor is also the founder of Webtopus, a web design and development company.