Lebanon photo exhibit closed because of anti-Israel 'censors'

By Jennifer Lipman, May 24, 2011

Anti-Israel activists in Lebanon forced a prestigious international photography competition to close its exhibition because it included the work of an Israeli journalist.

The organisers of the annual World Press Photo exhibit said they refused to give in to the protesters who wanted Amit Sha'al's work to be removed from the gallery.


Pinhole project to shed light on Polish- Jewish culture

By Jessica Elgot, November 2, 2010

Jewish volunteers will help to create a photo storybook to help young Polish immigrants learn English.

Organisers at the Polish Click Academy hope that inviting teenagers to provide the illustrations for the book will combat negative feeling and ignorance and highlight the cultural contribution of Jews to Poland.


Jewish scholar's library under threat

By Jessica Elgot, July 22, 2010

The Jewish-founded research library, the Warburg Institute, says it is under threat from the University of London - which signed a trust deed in 1944 agreeing to protect the institute.

The Warburg contains more than 350,000 books, including extremely rare volumes and a photography collection.

It now fears it may lose its independence after the university raised its rent by £500,000 - more than quadruple the fee in 2007. Staff believe that the university wishes to absorb the collection into its own main library.


The British reign in Israel, caught on bromide

By Lawrence Joffe, June 20, 2008

It is 90 years since the Palestine mandate was set up. We look at a photographic show displaying some of the period’s landmark moments

Amid all the excitement generated by Israel’s 60th anniversary, commemoration of the 90 years since Britain’s conquest of Palestine has passed relatively unnoticed. Spiro Ark is addressing this deficit with a photographic exhibition on the 30 eventful years that followed four centuries of Ottoman rule and led to the birth of modern Israel.


Barbican defends photo exhibition

By Rachel Fletcher, May 2, 2008

The Barbican arts centre in London has defended a pro-Palestinian photographic exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the “Nakba”.

Referring to the Arabic word meaning catastrophe, which describes the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the exhibition Homeland Lost displays 18 photographs of Palestinian people and scenes and refers to Israel’s “collective punishment”, Deir Yassin and al-Tantura “massacres” and “forced dispossession of over half of the indigenous Palestinian Arab people”.


BBC cleared in wedding-snaps row

By Simon Rocker, May 2, 2008

Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog, has rejected a complaint of unfairness made against the BBC by a pair of Salford wedding photographers. Hilary and Gary Segal had protested about stories featuring dissatisfied customers on the local news programme North West Tonight shown on April 3 and 11 last year. A number of brides had complained that they had not received the album of wedding photographs they had ordered from the Segals, owners of the Segal Studio and Memories in the Making. Some of the clients had received only prints and negatives, while others had got nothing at all.