Weissenstein in Der Spiegel

The major German newsmagazine Der Spielgel recently published a series of images from Rudi, A Dreamer—Rediscovering an Archive. Click here to browse the images.

The °CLAIR Gallery collaborated with the publisher Kehrer Verlag on the monograph that celebrates the legacy of Rudi Weissenstein’s photography. Rudi, A Dreamer—Rediscovering an Archive was published in the autumn of 2016 and you can learn more by visiting the Kehrer website.

Weissenstein (1910–1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country’s social history. Born in what is today the Czech Republic, Weissenstein studied photography in Vienna and then went on to work as a press photographer. He emigrated to Palestine in 1936 where he met and married Miriam Arnstein (1913–2011). The couple took over management of the Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv in 1940 and developed it into a renowned Israeli cultural institution.