Maalot, 1974

Yehoshua Zamir, photographs


After the murderous terrorist attack on the village of Maalot in May 1974, Yehoshua Zamir photographed the village and its inhabitants who sought to rehabilitate themselves. Photographs taken in Maalot in 1974 and 1975 are on display in this exhibition.

Zamir was born in the United States and came to Israel after serving in the US army in World War II. He was among a group of members of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement who founded Kibbutz Ein Dor in the Galilee in 1948. After working in agriculture Zamir was sent by the kibbutz to study teaching and for years served as a teacher. At the same time he began photographing people in his environment - members of kibbutzim and moshavim, Arab neighbors, children, and the country's landscapes.

After the Six Day War, during a period of attrition in the Jordan Valley, he documented members of the moshavim, Yardena and Beit Yosef, and the immigrant village of Maalot. In the 1982 Lebanon war his son Yaron fell in the battle for the Beaufort and since then he has devoted his time to promoting for peace in his writing and photographic work. Yehoshua Zamir died in 2002 and left a large estate of photographic material.


Curator: Kineret Palti

Closes: December 8, 2013