Marlin Moshe Levin's photographs, exhibited here, are just a small part of his impressive collection of color images, made during days of war and siege, as the State of Israel was born. Of all of the photographs taken at the time, Levin's are exceptional in that they have been preserved in excellent condition.
Marlin Moshe Levin was born in 1921 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His journalism studies at Temple University were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, when he joined the U.S. Army and served in Europe and Japan. After his discharge, he completed his studies. In 1947 he immigrated to Palestine with his wife, Betty nee Schoffmann. He was
immediately hired as an editor at the Palestine Post. At the same time he started to work as a special correspondent for the United Press agency. The agency sent him color film. Some of these photographs were donated by Levin to the National Library of Israel in 2000, as part of a large exhibition of his photographic work.
The exhibition is on display on the first floor.