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David Rubinger

Born in Vienna 1924, Mr. Rubinger came to Israel (then Palestine) in 1939, lived and worked for three years on a Kibbutz.

He started his professional career in photo-journalism upon returning from service with the British Forces in WWII.  After the end of Israel's War of Independence he started free-
lancing for local papers. Occasional assignments for foreign publications followed and in 1954 Mr. Rubinger saw his first two photographs published in TIME.  The association with TIME/LIFE continued until in the early seventies he was named TIME Contract photographer

Over the years many of Rubinger's assignments naturally revolved around Israel's wars and security problems. 1967 offered him the chance to shoot the photograph which has since become sort of his "signature tune": The three paratroopers standing in awe in front of the recaptured Wailing Wall. The image became an icon in the history of the State of Israel

In 2008 a sort of “Photo-Bio”, named “Israel Through My Lens – Sixty Years as a Photojournalist” was published by Abbeville Press of New York. An exhibiton of Rubinger's photos has been traveling through Europe, the US and Asia for the last two years.

In 1997 Rubinger was honored by being awarded the Israel Prize for achievement in the media.

 

Lecture Topics:

 An automated slide show of approx 100 slides, with English voice-over,summing up Mr. Rubinger's work and stories about the images.

 A Powerpoint presentation, together with Mr. Rubinger's Photo-Bio "Israel Through My lens - 60 years as a Photojournaist", published by Abbeville Press of New York.



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