Thursday, May 28, 2015

29 Photographs by Inge Morath - Trip to ISRAEL & JORDAN. Gaza. 1960.

Ingeborg Hermine "Inge" Morath (help·info) (May 27, 1923 – January 30, 2002) was an Austrian-born photographer.[2] In 1953, she joined the Magnum Photos Agency, founded by top photographers in Paris, and became a full photographer with them in 1955. In 1955, she published her first collection of photographs, a total of 30 monographs during her lifetime.

Inge Morath 
The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum 
Gaza, Jabalia refugee camp, a mother takes her sick child to a care center. 
1960.

Her photographs ranged from posed portraits of celebrities to snatched images of anonymous passers-by. Often they celebrated the human capacity for pleasure - Bedouin women dancing in the desert... More

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The Inge Morath Foundation
JORDAN. Palestinian refugees at Muascar Refugee Camp near old Jerusalem. 
1960

The United Nations declared 1959 World Refugee Year, and Yul Brynner was recruited as Special Consultant to UN High Commissioner for Refugees “to assist in efforts to bring to the attention of people all over the world the problems of refugees and the possibilities for their solution.” Brynner invited Inge Morath to travel with him to refugee camps in Europe and the Middle East. In 1960, they published Bring Forth The Children, a photographic report on the plight of refugee children.

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ISRAEL. Jerusalem. 1956.

Going beyond the confines of her assignment—to photograph the hardship that refugees, especially children, endure—Morath showed her subjects actively re-building their lives and communities through family, work, and education. Particularly in her photographs of refugee camps in Gaza, Morath focused on the activities and relationships through which her subjects sought to mitigate the harshness of their circumstances, to invoke their traditions, and express their humanity. More

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The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Middle East. Gaza.  Refugee Camp
1956

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
A Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
A Palestinian child in the Muascar refugee camp in Jerusalem.
1956

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
Gaza, the girls are apt to leave school earlier than the boys in order to help at home. Their meager income from the sale of embroidery is often all the money their families receive
1956

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
MIDDLE EAST. US actor Yul BRYNNER in the Middle East during his "Refugees" project for the United Nations. 
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
These little girls sitting around their bare table are not waiting for a hot meal , instead they are in school.This shack of corrugated iron is a kindergarten in the Camp of Bureij.Since UNRWA's education programme begins with elementary school, the kindergartens have to rely on private support.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
Jabalya Camp. Gaza. Sewing course for illiterate girls is part of the UNWRA Welefare Placement Division's activities. There is a 6 months course for 30 trainees. Illiteterate girls are preferred since they have no chance of an education, and thus might be enabled to earn a living.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
Jabalya Camp. Gaza. Sewing course for illiterate girls is part of the UNWRA Welefare Placement Division's activities. There is a 6 months course for 30 trainees. Illiteterate girls are preferred since they have no chance of an education, and thus might be enabled to earn a living.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
The Gaza HOPE Orphanage is operated in part by UNRWA, 70 boys ranging in age from 7 to 13 learn a variety of useful trades from refugee instructors.They learn to cobble their own shoes, and contribute the surplus to the camps.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
Jabalya Camp. Gaza.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
MIDDLE EAST. Gaza. Refugee children. 
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
MIDDLE EAST. Gaza. Refugee children. 
1960.

Inge Morath 
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Gaza. Refugee Camp.
1960. 

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
MIDDLE EAST. Gaza. Geometry homework, Refugee Camp Rafah. 
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Middle East. Gaza.  Refugee Camp
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Middle East. Gaza. Refugee Camp
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
MIDDLE EAST. Gaza. Bedouin child among tents, Camp Rafah.
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
MIDDLE EAST. Gaza. Bedouin refugees in tent, Camp Rafah.
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Middle East. Gaza. Bedouin refugees in tent, Camp Rafah.
1960. 

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Gaza. 1960. 
Gaza Beach Camp for Palestinian Refugee Camp.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Gaza. Refugee Camp.
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
Gaza, Palestinians fishing along the Mediterranean seafront.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Middle East. Gaza Refugee Camp.
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
ISRAEL & JORDAN. Middle East. Gaza Refugee Camp.
1960.

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
Bedouin Youth, Azraq, Jordan, 1926

Inge Morath
The Inge Morath Foundation
IRAQ.  Gypsies dancing in a camp near Catesiphon.
1956.