Photo Master

Zeev Hertz, photographs from the 1950s and the 1960s


Hertz's work is a milestone in the history of photography in Israel, and a historical and personal journey through the events that took place in Palestine and Israel in the 20th century and the beginning of the present one. Hertz was born in Prague in 1922; he studied in Vienna and in 1940 sailed on the Patria, the illegal immigrant ship that was blown up in the Haifa port. When World War II ended, he studied photography in Prague, returned to Palestine and continued his studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In the 1948 War of Independence he served as the commander of the IDF photography unit, and after his release began an illustrious career in photography in which he is still involved. He was a lecturer on photography at the Tel Aviv University, at the Tel Hai College, Hadassah College and the Haifa Technion. Together with Eli Lemberger he initiated and founded the Tel Hai Photography Museum and served as its chief curator for eight years.


Curator: Bruria Pasternak

Closes: September 27, 2014