Micha Bar-Am, Kibbutz Givat-Haim (Ihud), 1973 (181.2002)
Micha Bar-Am is an Israeli photographer who has documented Israeli wars and conflicts for over fifty years. His work is published in countless books, magazines, and newspapers including the Israeli magazine Bama Hana, Life, and the New York Times. He is a member of Magnum Photos, and his work has been shown in museums and galleries internationally.
Much of Bar-Am’s photography follows the action of the Israeli Army; he often documented from the soldiers’ perspective. These images are sometimes hard to view, as they portray combat, death, and destruction. Bar-Am’s larger portfolio, however, includes many photographs taken of Israeli men and women attempting to live relatively normal lives despite the ongoing emotionally and physically damaging repercussions of the conflicts. These photographs have become evidence of the humanity that continued to exist through war and a constantly changing political landscape.