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The Liberating Lens

Jewish Photographers Picture the Modern World

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Mulberry Street, 1947, Sid Grossman, © Howard Greenberg Gallery


Upper E Side

The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave

James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture

In the mid-20th century, many Jews turned to photography not only as a way to earn a living, but also as a means of self-expression, of political activism, and of artistic creativity. In this lecture, Professor Deborah Dash Moore examines the liberating power of the camera. What did Jewish Americans see when they pictured the modern world? How did photography offer them freedom? Through examples by photographers such as Nan Goldin, Garry Winogrand, and Bruce Davidson, this talk will consider the camera’s appeal for numerous mid-century Jews. Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.

$15 General; $12 Students and Seniors; $10 Members