David RUBINGER, Immigrant fron Irak 1950
David RUBINGER, BeerSheva 1951
David RUBINGER, An old hand on the Western Wall
David RUBINGER, Construction worker in BeerSheva 1951
David RUBINGER, Amirim village 1954
David RUBINGER, Ben Gurion and Sharon on the battlefield
David RUBINGER, Kibbutz Lavie 1950
David RUBINGER, Soldiers in the Neguev 1959
David RUBINGER, Golda Meir 'smoking'! Kibbutz Revivim, June 1973
David RUBINGER, Haganah girl in hand grenade training during the War of Independence, 1948
David RUBINGER, Golda Meir feeding her grand-son, April 1963
David RUBINGER, Eilat 1950
David RUBINGER, Blind child 'discovering' Israel with his fingers, 1960
David RUBINGER, Menahem Begin and Anwar El Sadat, Aswan, Jan 1980
David RUBINGER, Talith and Tfillin. Lag Be'Omer in Meron, 1960
David RUBINGER, Pope John-Paul II at the Western Wall, 26.3.2000
David RUBINGER, Rabbi Shlomo Goren (Chief Rabbi IDF) at the Western Wall, 10.6.1967
David RUBINGER, Reservist on the battlefield, 1973
David RUBINGER, Home for Shabbath, Lakhish 1958
David RUBINGER, Golda Meir smoking at the Knesset
David RUBINGER, Ben Gurion, march 1970
David RUBINGER, Ben Gurion at the opening of the Ben Gurion University in the Neguev, october 1967
David RUBINGER, Rabin's 'Song for Peace', november 1995
David RUBINGER, Jerusalem, The Old City
David RUBINGER, Immigrant fron Irak 1950
David RUBINGER, Immigrant fron Irak 1950

David RUBINGER, An immigrant from Iraq, employed in the laying of a new water pipe in the hills of Judea. (1950)

Original Photography. Gelatin Silver Print

16 x 20 inch (40 x 50 cm)

Ed 50

Signed and numered  by the artist.

Certificate of Authenticity + Biography


Born in Vienna in 1924, David Rubinger emigrated to Israel, then Palestine, in 1939. A chance encounter in Paris left him with the gift of a small 35mm camera, resulting in his decision to try to make a living from photography. After the end of Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, he began freelancing for local papers. In 1954 TIME/LIFE published their first two Rubinger photographs. In the 1970’s, Rubinger became a TIME Contract Photographer, a position he holds to this day.

Rubinger witnessed the birth of the nation in 1948 and subsequently lived through ten wars which in most cases he observed from close quarters as a TIME photo-journalist.

In his work Rubinger frequently came into contact with key Israeli leaders and gained their confidence, including: David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Yitzchak Rabin and Ariel Sharon as well as world leaders such as Presidents Carter and Reagan and Chancellor Bruno Kreisky of Austria.

It was Rubinger who was chosen to accompany many of these leaders on international missions such as Begin’s historic visit to Sadat in Egypt, 1977, to Oslo for Begin’s Nobel Prize and further trips with Shimon Peres, Yitzchak Rabin and Ariel Sharon.

Rubinger was awarded the Israel Prize for his services to the media in 1977. This is the highest accolade that can be received in Israel. He also has a permanent collection of his photographs in the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament.
David Rubinger’s singular and perceptive way of viewing the world around him has resulted in an historic archive of immeasurable value for future generations.