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February 2012 will see the Jewish Museum host its first contemporary black & white photography show since reopening in 2010.
No Place Like Home, a year-long photography project by eminent photojournalist Judah Passow, is an intense study and defining moment in the documentation of Jewish lives and communities in 21st century Britain. Curated by the Jewish Museum and partnered by Pears Foundation, No Place Like Home is a beautifully crafted narration of Passow’s journey through Jewish communities in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland during 2010.
The images range from the heart-warming to the humorous and the passive to the provocative. Judah Passow says: “This project is a visual conversation with the Jewish community – an opportunity to examine and reflect on what it means to be British and Jewish in the 21st Century.”
The 98 images, which will become part of the Jewish Museum’s permanent photographic collection, explore issues surrounding themes of community, charity, social action, humour, faith and identity.
Rickie Burman, Director of the Jewish Museum comments: “We are delighted to be hosting Judah’s work at the Jewish Museum. No Place Like Home combines his innate understanding of the British Jewish experience with his incredible talent as a perceptive and sensitive photojournalist with an acute eye for observation and the ability to capture intimate human interactions. The result is a highly crafted, engaging and unique historical document that can be appreciated and enjoyed by all.”
Passow, a four-time World Press Photo award winner has been working as a photojournalist for over thirty years. His work has been published in leading newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Guardian, the Observer, the Times and Sunday Times, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and the Independent, Time, Newsweek, the New York Times and Die Zeit.
The exhibition will contain 98 framed prints as well as three large scale blow-ups arranged in the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery.
No Place Like Home - Photographs by Judah Passow will be at the Jewish Museum London, from 1 February –5 June 2012 and will be supported by a programme of events including talks, master classes and family activities. No Place Like Home is produced in partnership with Pears Foundation, a British family foundation rooted in Jewish values. Its work is concerned with positive identity and citizenship. The exhibition is also supported by The European Association for Jewish Culture and the Shoresh Trust.
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