A. Soskin's Photo Studio

The Photographer Soskin Captures the Birth of Tel Aviv

6 Minutes, 1983
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Directed by: David Greenberg
Production:Igal Efrati, Ilan Levin
Photographer: Ziko Aroati
Narrator: Moshe Beker
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

David Greenbergs film is dedicated to Avraham Soskin, the photographer who documented the establishment of Tel Aviv for decades, beginning with the land lottery event in Ahuzat Bayit, and the construction of the city in the following years, and is regarded as the Tel Aviv photographer. In the following clip, the film recreates Soskin’s well-known photo of the Ahuzat Bayit lottery event through reeanctment with actors, and depicts an interview with Ms. Shoshana Riezel, who attended the historical event alongside her husband. In addition, a selection of Soskin’s well-known photos are displayed, in which the spectacular buildings of young Tel Aviv are shown in Herzl and Rothschild streets, the historical building of The Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, the Telegraph and Post Office building, Ginosar Hotel at Allenby and Rothschild junction, and more. The clip offers its viewers a time travel to a city that has changed its appearance completely, and ends with a visit to Soskins mythological studio on Herzl Street in Tel Aviv, where the sign is still engraved on the wall – A. Soskin Photo Studio (Directed by David Greenberg, cinematography by Ziko Aroeti, produced by Yigal Efrati and Ilan Levin).

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