‘No Place Like Home’ A Portrait of Contemporary Jewish Life—London

26 Jan

No Place Like Home – Photographs by Judah Passow
A Portrait of Contemporary Jewish Life
Black & White Photography Exhibition at the Jewish Museum, London
1 February – 5 June 2012

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 21stcentury 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 The result is a highly crafted, engaging and unique historical document that can be appreciated and enjoyed by all.”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.

Open Daily 10am – 5pm, Friday: 10am – 2pm

The Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NB


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