Born in Geneva, Switzerland, 1926 - in Israel since 1948 Photographer for 28 years at the Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Haifa.
Ben-Arieh works mainly with the method of photomontage. His photographs are composed of a number of negatives, which were taken at various locations and times, and were assembled by him into final prints in the darkroom.
In the artist's pictures there frequently appear female nude motives, which seem to connect themselves with imaginary scenery. The result is the creation of a differently reality which emerges from the unconscious and is related with the world of myths and archetypes.
On the other hand, in his portrait pictures, as well as in the nude, the artist aims to express the personality of the models, as well as his own inner truth.
Ben-Arieh also took part in international exhibitions:
London, Southampton, Lincoln, Edinburgh, Moers, Jicin, Istanbul, Nicosia. In addition Ben-Arieh participated in five international photographic meetings in Arles (France).
The National Library in Paris has acquired twelve photographs of the artist's various exhibitions.