Photography

Gemma Levine - portrait of a photographer

By Julia Weiner, May 2, 2014

Gemma Levine, many of whose portrait photographs have appeared in the Jewish Chronicle over the years, and who has produced several books, has now brought together a number of her best photographs in a memoir about her professional life.

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A life in pictures with the background fully explained

By Charlotte Oliver, April 24, 2014

Photographer Gemma Levine has a word for getting what she wants — chutzpah. For 40 years she has applied that chutzpah to gain unprecedented access to some of the world’s most famous faces, resulting in some memorable encounters and iconic images.

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Scottish life is a picture of interest to Passow

By Barry Toberman, February 17, 2014

London-domiciled Glaswegian Michael Mail wanted to do something to “recognise and celebrate the Scottish Jewish story”. Then he came across the work of award-winning photographer Judah Passow and knew he had found the answer.

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The ex-JFS pupil shooting the Israeli army

By Sandy Rashty, November 7, 2013

Standing on the Gaza border in his khaki uniform, Morris Wald had finally fulfilled his dream of joining the Israel Defence Forces.

But it was not a rifle the 19-year-old north-west Londoner was holding as he gazed out over the troops and tanks crossing the landscape, but a camera.

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Playboy launches in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2013

The publisher of a new Hebrew-language magazine says it can offer Israelis the kind of in-depth coverage of culture and sport not found in the country’s mainstream media. But it is unlikely to be this aspect that piques readers’ interest.

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Peter Fisher's work lives on

March 21, 2013

One of the best-known photographers of the Jewish community, Peter Fisher, died this week, aged 84. Born in Budapest into a traditional, rather than observant, Jewish family, Peter and his brother George were profoundly musical. George became a conductor, whose first wife was the singer Lucia Popp.

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Israeli photographer snaps past and present together

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

An Israeli photographer has attempted to bring his country’s past and present together in a series of images that contrast old scenes with their modern day surroundings.

Amit Sha’al asked friends and colleagues to bring him black-and-white snapshots of the country from the start of the British mandate era until the late 1970s.

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Blake snaps into action for Jessops staff

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

Photographer Blake Ezra is inviting Jessops staff who lost their jobs in the collapse of the retail camera chain to apply for an apprenticeship at his company.

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Adi Nes's uneasy images of a changing Israel

By Anne Joseph, October 7, 2012

Village life can evoke a sense of charm, nostalgia or simplicity. Indeed, a first glance at Israeli artist Adi Nes’s latest photographic series, The Village — his first UK show — reveals images that appear shiny, lush, beautiful. But examine the pictures for more than a moment and the multi-layered complexities become apparent.

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Adi Nes's uneasy images of a changing Israel

By Alan Montague, October 7, 2012

Adi Nes's first exhibition in the UK opens at the Jewish Museum in London on Thursday, October 11. Called The Village, it is a series of large-scale images set in an imagined rural community which seek to capture some of the fault-lines running through Israeli society.

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