Varda Polak-Sahm is a seventh-generation Jerusalemite, the author of three books, and an internationally known photographer and researcher of folklore.

Varda’s photojournalistic work was presented for many years in several Newspapers and Magazines around the world.

Collection of her photography project about the renovations of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem was given by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to King Hussein of Jordan as a gift for the Peace Agreements between the two countries. 

She is the author of  "The House of Secrets, The Hidden World of the Mikveh" (Jewish Ritual Bath) and "By Bread Alone, Jerusalem - Crossroad of Symbols", which was presented by the President of Israel to Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican.

She was curator of the Photo Exhibition "The Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia" (Rajastan, India) shown at Expo 2000 (Hannover), at UNESCO (Paris) and at the Brunei Gallery (London).

In 2013 Varda became licensed as a tour guide by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

 

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