Jerusalem in the 80’s
Photograph by Yechiam Gal
Jerusalem is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Yechiam Gal an 11 generation Jerusalemite the principal founder of Vista a photo news agency in Jerusalem recorded the vibrant dynamic life of the city producing work for clients that included Yedioth Achronot newspaper, the Jerusalem post, Der Spiegel, Scene Magazine, the Islamic Museum, Ben Gurion University, The Israeli Foreign Office, The Hyatt Regency Hotel complex, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, Hbima National Theater, Bat Sheva Dance Company and many more,
One of his major projects for Yedioth Achronot was to intensively document life in the City of Jerusalem, the images on display at the show represent a small slice of this project.
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