JFS student celebrates his barmitzvah with an art exhibit

On the beach at Tel Aviv, one of Ethan’s photographs briefly on show at RIBA

On the beach at Tel Aviv, one of Ethan’s photographs briefly on show at RIBA

Some barmitzvah boys ask for Beyoncé. But JFS pupil Ethan Djanogly is marking his barmitzvah next month with an art show — at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Ethan is a passionate photographer and his parents have helped him stage his first exhibition, with 25 of his pictures going on show at RIBA in central London. His barmitzvah reception will be held at RIBA, too.

My 13th Perspective shows pictures from Israel, America, France and the UK. Ethan began taking photographs four years ago when his father gave him a camera for his birthday. “It is his passion, it is all he does when he is not at school,” said his mother, Cathya.

Ethan said: “It will be nerve-wracking to say my parsha, but I’m really excited about the exhibition. I like to reveal the hidden beauty of ordinary places and I like [the fact] that with photography you can’t prepare what that will be.”

The family plans to donate the pictures to a charity after the exhibition.

Last updated: 8:45am, January 11 2013