Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston

Your Fortunate Eyes: Photographs by Rudi Weissenstein comprises 39 documentary and artistic photographs by Rudi Weissenstein, one of Israel's most important chroniclers. ​In 1940, Weissenstein founded the Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv. The archive can still be viewed there today. His clients were personalities who would later become Israel's leaders, including Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and many others.

On May 14, 1948, he was the only official photographer asked to record the signing ceremony for the State of Israel's Declaration of Independence. His photograph of David Ben-Gurion at the reading of the Declaration made Weissenstein world-famous. ​

The 2013 Houston Jewish Film Festival Audience Choice Winner, Life in Stills, will be screened at the opening of the art exhibit. The film tells the story of Miriam Weissenstein and her grandson Ben Peter as they join forces to save her late husband's photo shop and its nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments.

The exhibition is on view through June 6.



Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096


Admission is free.
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