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  • Joel Lipton: With a little help from his lens

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 3, 2013 | 11:16 am

    When Joel Lipton, who has been a professional photographer for almost 30 years, first started shooting events for Big Sunday, at the time a one-day, annual volunteer event, he initially had some second thoughts about just how much the clicks of his camera were helping. 


  • Spencer Tunick returning to Dead Sea for photo shoot—with clothed models

    September 13, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Photographer Spencer Tunick, who is known for his shots of nudes modeling in masses, is returning to Israel's Dead Sea for another shoot -- with clothed models.

    Tunick will photograph a floating event on Friday that is aimed at raising awareness of the Dead Sea's shrinking...

  • Matisyahu – Rapper, Spitter, Kicker

    By Ilana Angel

    December 23, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    Jewish rapper Matisyahu has been in the news a lot lately.  It all started when he shaved off his beard.  He took to Twitter to share the news and it was a big deal.  Most fans were shocked, and many were confused about what it meant in terms of his faith.  Most were supportive of...

  • Israel apologizes to NYT photographer

    November 29, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Israel’s Defense Ministry apologized to an American New York Times photographer who was forced to go through an X-ray machine during a security check despite being pregnant.

    Lynsey Addario reportedly was made to go through the X-ray machine three times despite being asked to be...

  • The Son Will Come Out Tomorrow!

    By Ilana Angel

    July 31, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    The sun’ll come out
    Bet your bottom dollar
    That tomorrow
    There’ll be SON!

    After 31 days my son will be home tomorrow.  I have missed him more than I thought I would, and I thought it would be a lot.  On one hand I feel like the time has been passing slowly, and on the...

  • The Land of Hollywood—Eretz Hollywood

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 14, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    Recently, I met with a headshot photographer in the Hollywood hills, off Laurel Canyon. I had already taken headshots with another photographer, but I wasn't thrilled with them. They weren't cheap either, so I was frustrated to chart the photography frontier yet again and shell out...
  • Albert Winn’s photography captures the intertwining influences of Judaism and illness

    By Nick Street

    June 5, 2008 | 2:41 pm

    When the cold-and-flu season rolls around, Albert Winn's longtime boyfriend usually gets sidelined by a bug for a week or two, but Winn says he seldom gets a sniffle.

    "Virus?" Winn said with a chuckle as he mused on his robustness. "You don't know from virus."

    Sixty-year-old Winn has...

  • Photo exhibit highlights the human cost of our bounty

    By Roberto Loiederman

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the stark black-and-white photo, two small children play in and around water, as children anywhere might do on a hot day. But there's something odd about the image: it isn't the shore or a recreational pool they're playing in, but a concrete irrigation canal.

    "The children's...

  • Debbie Friedman, L.A. Opera, Norman Mailer and David Mamet

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 3rd

    Debbie Friedman strums and sings old and new favorites from her Jewish folk repertoire tonight at Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Twenty bucks gets you in the door, or splurge on the $100 patron seats for preferred seating and parking, plus a copy of her new CD, "One...

  • The Faces of War From Israel to Africa

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    If Steven Spielberg's "Munich" has shown that even Israeli commandos, some of the most battle-hardened warriors on the planet, ruminate over their roles, photographer Rachel Papo, a former member of the Israel Defense Forces, demonstrates in a new exhibition of her photographs that...

  • Capturing Chasidim

    By Susan Josephs

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    As a street photographer, Maya Dreilinger echoes the sentiments of the 1982 "Missing Persons" song "Walking in LA." Driving around the city, "you don't see a lot of people walking," she said. "But the Chasidism are always out on the streets and not just on Saturdays."

    With her...

  • Three Museum Shows Span Gamut of Arts

    By Ed Rampell

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Architecture is for the photographer Julius Shulman what green peppers and sand dunes were for Edward Weston or Yosemite for Ansel Adams. Born in 1910, Shulman's iconic images have become a staple of every book or magazine that touches on the subject of modern architecture.


  • Spectator - Lessing’s Shots of Liberty

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Erich Lessing received his first camera when he exited the synagogue from his bar mitzvah in Vienna in 1936.

    "There was no idea of taking up photography as a profession," said Lessing, 82, from his house in Austria. "In a good Jewish family in Vienna you would only be a lawyer or a...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 26

    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels makes an effort at inclusiveness with its new exhibit, "Passion/Passover: Artists of Faith Interpret Their Holy Days." On view through the month of April, the show features works by seven Jewish and seven Christian artists,...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 22

    Fine-print dealers from across the country convene at LACMA this weekend for Los Angeles Print Fair 2005. View and purchase American, European, Canadian and Japanese prints from as early as 1500 all the way through to contemporary works, including pieces by...

  • Say Cheese, L.A.

    By Leora Alhadeff

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What's a Brooklyn-born Jewish engineer doing photographing the streets of Los Angeles?

    "Anything is possible," said Larry Brownstein, photographer, author and publisher of "Los Angeles, Where Anything is Possible." (Brownstein Publications, $19.95)

    "My folks were encouraging me to...

  • A Photographer’s Love Letter to Israel

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "So what were my dying words?" Hallie Lerman laughs as she recounts the dream in which she was on her deathbed, surrounded by her husband and two adult daughters. "Not 'I love you, or take good care of my future grandchildren.' No. I said, 'Don't abandon Israel!"

    Lerman, a birdlike,...

  • The Haunting of the Weird

    By Gaby Wenig

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Diane Arbus, acknowledged as one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, thought photographs were the ultimate enigma.

    "A photograph is a secret about a secret," she said. "The more it tells you, the less you know."

    Arbus was a pampered Jewish princess turned chronicler...

  • Meant to Be

    By Rob Eshman

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this year, two remarkable authors came to town and changed the way I thought about being Jewish.

    Frederic Brenner, the French photographer, came to speak about his new book, "Diaspora: Exiles at Home" (HarperCollins). The product of 25 years of work, the book contains...

  • Adding Soul to the Syllabus

    By Andrea Adelson

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One by one, a class of sixth-graders read aloud a passage and title that each has selected to go with one of Zion Ozeri's striking black-and-white portraits.

    Seated with the young critics at Morasha Jewish Day School, the New York photographer seems pleased when students accurately...

  • Censoring Mr. Spock

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Naked women covered in ... tallitot and tefillin? The black-and-white photographs in "Shekhina" (Umbrage Editions, $39.95) a new book by Leonard Nimoy -- a.k.a. "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock -- have ignited a debate in the Jewish community over art and censorship.

    The storm over "Shekhina"...

  • Magnolias and Menorahs

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Shalom Y'all: Images of Jewish Life in the American South" photography by Bill Aron, text by Vicki Reikes Fox (Algonquin Books, $24.95).

    While the idea of Southern Jews may be as improbable for some as snacking on matzah while drinking a mint julep, in fact, the American South has...

  • Shoot to Thrill

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    He's been all over Europe and has toured extensively throughout the U.S.A. Yet if globetrotting has taught photographer Jack Laxer anything, it's that "one doesn't have to go thousands of miles to find interesting things. You can find them in your backyard."

    On June 30, Laxer will...

  • High-Contrast Photos

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Photographer Bernard Mendoza encountered the blond, angelic-faced little boy one Saturday evening outside Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn on La Brea Avenue. "His eyes were wide and bright, his suit just one size too large -- room to grow into," the Venice photographer recalls.

    The photo is...

  • A ‘Life’ in Pictures

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As a set photographer, Morris Kagan has shot some of the most recognizable stars in the world. His post-production work has covered the gamut -- movies like "Titanic" and "Lost World: Jurassic Park."

    "A Life of Photography," now exhibiting at the Consulate General of Germany,...

  • Thanks for the Memories

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine having a career where you killed time by palling around with Bob Hope, photographing Marilyn Monroe, enjoying a beverage at Marlon Brando's Hollywood Hills home. Murray Garrett had that career. Until his retirement in 1972, Garrett specialized as a freelance Hollywood...

  • Capturing Life’s Inner Journey On Film

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Those who say the body and soul are different have neither." - Oscar Wilde

    In the new book "The Soul Aflame" (Conari Press/Raincoast Books), Eric Lawton's latest collection of photographs, with text by Phil Cousineau, the introduction evokes the age-old enigma of where the soul...

  • ‘Forward’ Thinking

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Like many a success story, it all started as a joke.

    Dave Golding, a major Hollywood publicist, asked neophyte photographer Phil Stern to document the filming of "Guys and Dolls." As a favor to his father, who worked on The Forward, Golding asked Stern to photograph Marlon Brando...

  • Images of Israel

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Robert Cumins was working on the staff of his junior high school paper in Fair Lawn, N.J., when he had his first scoop.

    He sent a note to Pierre Salinger, then press secretary to President Kennedy, asking for an interview. Salinger invited Cumins to the White House, where the...