Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive


Rudi Weissenstein (1910 – 1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country’s social history. Primarily taken between the 1930s and the 1970s, Weissenstein’s photographs capture a multifaceted Israel during the early years of its formation. After taking over Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv in 1940 he developed it into a renowned cultural institution and created the largest private photo archive in Israel, containing more than one million negatives. It is now run by Weissenstein’s grandson Ben Peter, one of the editors of this book.

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive
Hardcover: 157 pages
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag (2016)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-3868287455

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Rudi - Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi Weissenstein  Gordon swimming pool, Tel Aviv, 1957

Rudi Weissenstein, Gordon swimming pool, Tel Aviv, 1957

Rudi Weissenstein  Miriam Weissenstein Gym's class, Herzlia, 1941

Rudi Weissenstein, Miriam Weissenstein Gym’s class, Herzlia, 1941

Rudi Weissenstein  Port, Tel Aviv, 1939

Rudi Weissenstein, Port, Tel Aviv, 1939

A Room in Kfar Batya for Child Survivors of the Holocaust, 1947

A Room in Kfar Batya for Child Survivors of the Holocaust, 1947

Rudi Weissenstein  a photographer on the dunes, 1962

Rudi Weissenstein, a photographer on the dunes, 1962


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