Death of photographer who helped define a nation’s consciousness

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His own favorite work, David Rubinger told interviewer Yossi Klein Halevi in 2007, depicted a blind boy who arrived as a new immigrant in Israel in the 1950s stroking a relief map of Israel. “I call it ‘Seeing the Homeland,’” Rubinger told Halevi.

David Rubinger, legendary Israeli photographer behind iconic Western Wall photo, dies – Ofer Aderet – Haaretz 02.03.17
Israel Prize winner David Rubinger, whose lens captured key moments in Israeli history and helped define the nation’s collective conscious, dies at 92.

Obituary: David Rubinger respected those he photographed more than himself – Alex Levac – Haaretz 02.03.17
Rubinger’s respect for his subjects opened doors to him that were closed to other photographers. The most remarkable example of this is his famous photo of Menachem Begin putting a shoe on his wife Aliza’s foot, on a plane.

For additional photographs see: Immortalising history: These photos by David Rubinger tell the story of the State of Israel – Haaretz 02.03.17

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