Polish-born Jewish-American photographer David Seymour (or Chim) fell in love with 1950's Israel, caturing with his camera day-to-day moments of the country's first years.
Chim was made famous for his pictures of the Spanish civil war and the pictures he took of orphans after WWII. He had a great affinity for Israel, and at some point even considered moving to Israel and establishing a photography magazine.
In the end, he didn't manage to fulfill that dream. In 1956, while documenting the Suez Crisis, Chim was killed by Egyptian fire during a hostage exchange in the Sinai.
A new exhibition named "Capturing History," curated by Asaf Galay, will display Chim's photographs, showing his capture of Israel's first years. It is set to open in March 29 in Beit Hatfutsot Museum in Tel Aviv. Here are some of the photos shown in the exhibition:
(Translated & edited by Lior Mor)