Micha Bar-Am was born in Berlin in 1930 and moved with his family to Israel, then Palestine, in 1936. After the publication of his first book, Across Sinai, Bar-Am was asked to join the editorial staff of the Israeli Army magazine Bamachane, where he worked as a photographer and writer for the next eight years. In 1959 and 1960 he was awarded the Robert Capa Award. He began freelancing in 1966 and covered the Six-Day War in 1967.

This contact sheet contains photos of the surviving victims of an Air France hijacking in 1976 returning to see their relatives. Operation Entebbe, the rescue operation conducted by the Israeli Army, successfully intercepted the hijacking of the plane, by four members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The hijacked plane’s route was diverted to Entebbe Airport in Uganda, and welcomed by President Idi Amin.

Micha Bar-Am has been a Magnum Correspondent since 1968.


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