Born 1930, Berlin
Lives and works in Ramat Gan, Israel

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1992    The New York Times (since 1968)
            Contracted Middle East Photographic Correspondent

1977    Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
            Founder and Head of the Department of Photography

1974    The International Center of Photography (ICP), New York Founding Member and Photographic Curator

1968    Invited to join Magnum
1956    Editorial Staff (photographer/writer), Bamachane

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013    Southward – Micha Bar-Am, Photographs, The Negev Museum of Art, Be’er Sheva, Israel

            Micha Bar-Am: Dividing Line, Photographs from the Yom Kippur War, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012    WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2011    Making Room: Contemporary Israeli Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
            A Look Inside, Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel A Look Inside, Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin, Germany

2009    Tel Aviv through the Lens of a Magnum Photographer, Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2007    Micha Bar-Am, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
2002    Magna Brava, Beurs van Berlage Museum, Amsterdam (traveling Magnum group exhibition)

2001    Magnum – A Community of Thought, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY 2000 Micha Bar-Am: Photographs, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

            From Mirror to Memory, Mane-Katz Museum, Haifa, Israel
            Time Frame, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
            Open Ends, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1998    Israel: A Photobiography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA (traveled to Los Angeles, Houston, Memphis, Oklahoma City)

            Israel: Die Ersten 50 Jahre - Eine Fotobiographie – traveling exhibition, Germany 1996 The Last War, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1992    Patterns of Jewish Life, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
1990    Israel: The Stormy Years, Barbican Centre, London, UK

1985    Micha Bar-Am, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1982    Israel Diary: 1956-1982, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1981        Micha Bar-Am, G. Ray Hawkins gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979    Jews in Egypt – Spring 1979, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

1975    Micha Bar-Am: Photographs, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011    Dalia Karpel, “Wild Man Behind the Lens.” Haaretz, September 2011
            “Insight: Micha Bar-Am’s Israel,” Essay by Simon Schama, Thomas L. Friedman, Koenig Books

            Gil Goldfine, “The Potent Imagist,” Asian Art News, May/June, 2011

1998    Thomas L. Friedman, “Israel: A Photobiography,” Simon & Schuster, USA

1996    “The Last War,” Keter Publishers, Israel

1991    “Painting With Light: The Photographic Aspect in the Work of E.M. Lilien,” written with Orna Bar-Am, Tel Aviv Museum of Art/Dvir Publishing, Israel

1984    “Jewish Sites in Lebanon,” Ariel, Jerusalem, Israel

1981    “The Jordan,” Massada Ltd., Israel

1970    “Portrait of Israel,” The New York Times/American Heritage Press, USA 1957 “Across Sinai,” Hakibbutz Hameuhad, Israel

 

AWARDS

2000    Israel Prize for Visual Arts
1993    Enrique Kavlin Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1985    Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

            IBM Fellowship, Aspen, Colorado, USA
            Golden Flamingo Award for Photographic Poster, Arles, France Fulbright Grant

1959    Robert Capa / David Seymour “Capa-Chim” Prize, Israel (through 1960)

 

COLLECTIONS

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Museum of Photography at Tel Hai, Israel

International Center of Photography, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, USA Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, USA

USA Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA Henry Buhl Collection, New York, USA
Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France Collection FNAC, Paris, France
Fundacion “La Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain
National Maritime Museum, London, UK

 

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