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Micha Bar-Am: Sea Shore

Iconic images of people whose lives are intrinsically connected to life by the sea

Micha Bar Am

Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Fishermen's Tavern. Piræus, Greece. 1980. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Boat on Bardawil Laguna (Aerial view). Sinai, Israel. 1969. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Crossing of lake of Galilee. Galilee, Israel. 1979. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Seaman at Haifa Port. Israel. 1958. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Stevedores at Haifa Port. Israel. 1958. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Immigrants from Romania awaiting work assignments as stevedores in the port area. Haifa port was the chief gateway for immigration during the first years of the State of Israel. Haifa Port, Israel. (...)
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Newly arrived immigrants in the Port of Haifa. Haifa, Israel. 1957. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am Registering new immigrants. Haifa Port, Israel. 1958. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Patrol near 'Rafiah-Yam' Beach. Gaza Strip, Israel. 1984. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Promenade. Tel Aviv Beach, Israel. 1969. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Tel Aviv Beach. Tel Aviv, Israel 1970. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Taba Beach, Egypt. 1986. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore A tourist sunbathing as a Bedouin woman looks for clients for camel riders among the tourists, the resort is near the border between Israel and Egypt. Taba Beach Resort, Egypt. 1982. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Hamsa, Fishermen's boat. Gaza

Beach, Israel. 1976. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Hamsa the Fishermen's boat. Gaza Beach, Israel.1980. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos
Micha Bar Am | Sea Shore Fishermen. Gaza Beach, Israel. 1972. © Micha Bar Am | Magnum Photos

Israeli journalistic photographer Micha Bar-Am’s seashore photography is a body of work that spans almost five decades. From 1957 to 2004, Bar-Am has captured photographs of historical events, studies of workers and the pleasures of living by the sea. From couples on the beach in Greece, to scarred Israeli seamen in Haifa Port, Bar-Am captures the raw immediacy of ocean life.

Bar Am established the Photography Department of Tel Aviv Museum of Art and was awarded the Israel Prize for Art in 2000. His seashore photos were exhibited at the National Maritime Museum between December 2015 and April 2016.