Praise for Israel Through My Lens
"…this is a marvelous volume to pick up, examine the faces in these singular photos, read the stories that accompany them and appreciate the special combination of art and journalism that produced these images." — Chicago Jewish Star
"The book is full of personal anecdotes intertwined with historical events, which for many Israelis were defined by Rubinger's photos. In order to tell us about his life, Rubinger opens both his photo archive and his heart." — The Jerusalem Post
"Rubinger has an easy style, recounting each story in his book with a genuine sense of humility and often astonishment—both at what he was able to experience and at his luck for having been able to experience it." — The Jewish Week
"Israel through My Lens…will give readers an insight into the man who made a million split-second decisions regarding the angle and the light in which to view history." — The Forward
"The text deftly interweaves Rubinger's compelling personal story with his views on Israeli leaders and his recollections of the stories behind the photographs. This is a very interesting account of his life and the life of his nation." — Booklist
"…the definitive record of the 60 years since Israel's independence." — TIME Europe
— A selection of the Hadassah Israel at 60 Book Club
From the Publisher
In recounting his eventful career, Rubinger proves himself a gifted raconteur, sharing anecdotes of the many leading personalities he has photographed and telling the stories behind his most famous pictures, many of which are reproduced here at fullpage size. Also illustrated are a selection of Rubinger's never-before-published personal photographs, which provide vivid behind-the-scenes glimpses into the fast-paced and sometimes daring work of a photojournalist. Both a personal account of one man's life with the camera and a visual document of the birth of a nation, Israel through My Lens is an essential book for anyone with an interest in Israeli history or the art of photojournalism.
130 illustrations, 43 in full color.