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 a pursuit organized by Israeli troops to find the perpetrators of an attack on Kibbutz Yad Chana in Kafr E-Labbed, Samaria, Israel, 1967.

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


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