David Rubinger: Eyewitness to History – 60 Years of Israeli Photojournalism

By philip
18 May 2015

Internationally acclaimed photographer, David Rubinger, attended the opening of the exhibition of some of his most famous photographs, at the South African Jewish Museum .

As Time magazine’s primary photographer for the Middle-East for over 50 years, Rubinger covered all of Israel’s wars. His famous photograph, of three Israeli paratroopers shortly after the recapture of the Western Wall in the Six-Day War, has become the defining image of that conflict.

Rubinger, who will be 91 in June this year, had the unique distinction of being present at most of the epochal moments in the Middle–East during the latter half of the 20th century. As such, his images, more than any other, shaped our perceptions of this era.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view this unique exhibition of photographs. The exhibition, David Rubinger: Eyewitness to History – 60 Years of Israeli Photojournalism, will run from the 18th of May to the end of July at the South African Jewish Museum.  

Listen to the Cape Diary interview with David Rubinger on Fine Music Radio


WHERE: South African Jewish Museum, 88 Hatfield Street, Cape Town 8001.

WHEN: until 31 July 2015.  Sun to Thurs 10:00 – 17:00; Fri 10:00 – 14:00; Sat closed.