The PhotoHouse – The Archive of the Legendary Rudi Weissenstein in Tel Aviv

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  • 6 p.m.
  • Place
    Gottfried & Söhne at Jüdisches Museum Wien
  • 339_Rudi Weissenstein_The Declaration of the Establishment of State of Israel, Tel-Aviv_1948_C_Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse.jpg.jpg Rudi Weissenstein, The Declaration of the Establishment of State of Israel, 1948 © Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse
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  • 339_Rudi Weissenstein_Parita immigrants' ship on Tel-Aviv shore_1939_C_Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse.jpg Rudi Weissenstein, Parita immigrants' ship on Tel-Aviv shore, 1939 © Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse
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  • 339_Rudi Weissenstein_Welcome to first grade, Tel-Aviv_1938_C_Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse.jpg Rudi Weissenstein, Welcome to first grade, 1938 © Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse
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  • 339_Rudi Weissenstein_Magen David Square, Tel-Aviv_1936_C_Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse.jpg Rudi Weissenstein, Magen David Square, 1936 © Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse
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  • 339_Rudi Weissenstein_Desert break, Masada_1950_C_Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse.jpg Rudi Weissenstein, Desert break, 1950 © Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse
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  • 339_Rudi Weissenstein_Lifeguards on Tel-Aviv beach_1949_C_Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse.jpg Rudi Weissenstein, Lifeguards on Tel-Aviv beach 1949 © Rudi Weissenstein, The Photohouse
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The PhotoHouse is Israel’s oldest photo shop. Founded in 1936 by photographer Rudi Weissenstein and his wife Miriam in the heart of Tel Aviv, it is today one of the largest private archives of historical photography. It houses over a million negatives documenting Israel’s fascinating history, the spirit, the atmosphere, the people, as well as decisive historical events from the 1930s to the 1970s – such as the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel in 1948. The PhotoHouse has been family-owned for three generations, and is now run by Rudi’s grandson Ben Peter Weissenstein. The photographs have been shown around the world in numerous exhibitions, and Gottfried & Söhne has been working together with the archive since the very beginning. The exhibition presents the fascinating photographs of Rudi Weissenstein, who formerly attended the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna.

Exhibition run: 22.03. – 11.04.2019
Opening: 21.03.2019, 6 p.m.

Curators: Elisabeth M. Gottfried, Ben Peter Weissenstein
Participating artist: Rudi Weissenstein

Gottfried & Söhne at Jüdisches Museum Wien
Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna
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Sun – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free admission