Photography in Focus

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-In “Israel Through My Lens�, David Rubinger “gives a spirited account of his six-decade, seven-war career as Time-Life’s photographer in Israel.� Includes 6 photos, including which was by far his most famous, which was “stolen by other photographers — who took credit for it — and appropriated by the Israeli information apparatus.� (Forward)

-And David Rubinger talks about his work, those Mossad rumors, and why his most famous photo is not his best work. (Nextbook)

-A look at the work of Maxim Salomon, one of Israel’s photojournalism pioneers, and “the most charismatic person you can imagine, a man who captured women’s hearts.â€? (Haaretz)

-A new Canadian exhibition showcases photographer Roman Vishniac’s images of traditional Jewish life in Eastern Europe on the eve of the Second World War. (Globe and Mail)

Posted on January 31, 2008

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