Israel: 50 Years. As Seen by Magnum Photographers. In this remarkable volume, unforgettable images capture the unfolding drama of the nation of Israel. Robert Capa, Inge Morath, Elliott Erwitt, and Micha BarAm are some of the photojournalists who have recorded the daily life, the joys, and the sorrows of a vital people, as well as the extraordinary development of Israel itself. In commemoration of Israel's fifty years as a nation, the most perceptive and powerful images of this historic half century have been collected from the Magnum archives. In addition to historical photographs, the book includes recent fullcolor photographs of a vibrant modern Israel. Organized by decade, the text is written by the photographers themselves, providing reminiscences about the turbulent events they covered and the memorable people they encountered throughout these chaotic fifty years. The sum of this work amounts to an extraordinary visual and historical drama. Founded in 1947, Magnum Photos is a cooperative of photographers at the forefront of reportage and documentary photography. There are 44 member photographers in Magnum, based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. 300 duotones, 20 pages of color, 9 1/4 X 12 3/16, 256 pages. Hardcover.
"Israel: Fifty Years: As Seen By Magnum Photographers prodded my memory, evoking a philosophical contemplation of Israel in which the adages, history repeats itself and life doesn't always make sense, seemed to dominate. Israel: Fifty Years made glaringly apparent the fact that the images captured by Magnum's photojournalists are timeless. From the early statehood to present day, Israel continues to change shape, but essentially the picture is telling. People arepeople, love is love, life is life and war is war. The story repeats itself over and over and over again."
Stephanie Fried, Photo Metro
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