Lebanon June 1982 – May 2000

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In the Israeli Opera photo exhibition the first Lebanon war until the early 2000s. The Exhibition Centre is about the question of media coverage and the relationship between the Israeli collective memory

תאריך: 21/04/2010, 10:00    
מחבר: אמנון דירקטור

New photography exhibition shown at the Israel Opera displays the subject of the journalist since the start of the first Lebanon war (82) until the early 2000s. The exhibit raises questions about coverage in those years and the interaction between the journalist and the Israeli society.

Name of the exhibition, “Lebanon, June 1982-2000”, indicates the subject of the exhibition.
The exhibition displayed works by 24 different journalistic photographers from Israel, taken during those years after the end of the war, spring 1985, to May 2000. The exhibition is dedicated to the Decade, the IDF withdrawal from Lebanon.

Curator is Helen, creator and teacher of documentary. Helen is also
Sgt. Amir’s mother cried, which fell after the first Lebanon war in 1995 at the age of 20. The exhibition, part of the factory “soldiers army photographers – artistic achievement created in memory of Sgt. Amir called z and is unfolding this year for the seventh time. Amir was an avid photography fan, and left after filming a fascinating life and military service
“I liked the army photo”, said Amir gave his family the idea of this exhibition.

Towards the end of the first Lebanon war, prohibited entry of photographers and journalists to the Lebanon area. The decision was the beginning of sunset in amount of coverage to almost completely lack coverage. The exhibition presents rare photographs of those 18 years of Israeli soldiers in Lebanon, and at the same time, protests against war and prominent events that affected
Israeli society.

And the amount and quality of the photographs and important influence in democratic State

“I went for another intense press. I discovered that the first days of the war illustrated was documentation, and part of it was dedicated to the atmosphere: soldiers sing for pleasure, soldiers are in by local residents and more “, says. After the war, and over time, says Helen, 15 years disappeared from consciousness and barely documented and filmed: “the passage of time the few photos. Since Jibril, in May 1985, banned the press photographers
To enter Lebanon. The lack of documentation from the foreground subject in the Israeli press, the exclusion of continued fighting from the Israeli collective memory. “

Helen had to deal with technical problems during the exhibition and the war occurred 30 years ago, and the challenge of finding the original photographs from this period was
Not an easy task. Helen tells some of the photographs displayed in the exhibition are photographs scanned and therefore less good quality. She explains that since the use of digital cameras in the middle of the 1980s the quality increase of shooting differed and problems: “in those years the photographers to use in digital photography that dedicate small print to paper.

During the opening below the photographer Alex Levac and refer to the exhibit.
Lübeck, Haaretz and Israel Prize for photography, indicate the importance and significance of the work of photographers: “this exhibition teaching in the millionth time that sequence and the amount and quality of
The photos affects and to exist in a democratic country. ” Lübeck referred to freedom of expression and said not to get into mcnzarim and preventing photographers taking pictures because it’s a threat not to become, and praised the photographs in the exhibition were published for the first time: “we see, first years, the powerful photographs and the power they radiate.


We’re still the people’s army

Further to the opening of the exhibition was the Deputy Defense Minister, MK Matan Vilnai who told about his meeting with Amir late legend years ago in the post which fell and killed, “Amir told me about the area I thought I knew like spoon and course
He explained to me better. ” Vilnai said that conversation with Amir was a call between Champ: a symbol, you learn a lot from them. ” Then refer to these statements of Vilnai Lübeck on freedom doc: “I tell you with confidence that the State of Israel allows operation of free journalism than other countries in the world.”
Finally specify Vilnai although Israel State is always in constant fighting is staying sane and loses its democratic character and its citizens.

Among the exhibitors at the exhibition photographers: Bayo, Eli Dasa, Eliahu hershkovitz, Alfie.
Ben Yaakov, epic, Haim Azoulay, Yossi Aloni, Mickey French, Uzi Keren, the IDF spokesperson film unit and top photographers.

“Lebanon, June 1982-2000” shows the upper gallery, home to the Opera.
Lock date: May 8, 2010.

Translated from Hebrew