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  • Red tape imperils naked photo shoot at Dead Sea

    September 15, 2011 | 11:38 am

    A planned photo shoot of some 1,000 naked Israelis is in jeopardy after the regional council where the event is to be held said it had not given its authorization.

    American photographer Spencer Tunick is set to photograph the installation Sept. 17 to raise international awareness of...

  • Holy land revealed

    By Tom Tugend

    April 25, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    With the introduction of photography in 1839, pioneer practitioners of the nascent medium flocked to the Holy Land, expecting the glorious biblical scenes imagined by Renaissance painters, but finding instead mainly dusty villages and a largely ramshackle Jerusalem.

    One disappointed...

  • Capturing Life: The Tree in Photographs

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 11, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    On car trips as a young girl, Francoise Reynaud traveled through the French countryside, captivated whenever she saw a single tree alone at the side of the road or in the middle of a field. 

    “Its presence was so strong,” recalled Reynaud, curator of photographs at the Musée...

  • Doctor Calms Radiation Fears With Nature Photos

    By Rachel Heller

    March 11, 2009 | 3:29 am

    The walls of Dr. Bernard Lewinsky’s office resemble the pages of a National Geographic calendar: sweeping lake vistas and verdant forests brush up against sculptured rock formations and sun-mottled Yosemite hills. Looking at his photographs, patients remember vacations, times when...

  • Annie Leibovitz, Ed Asner, Shelly Berman, Lainie Kazan and Elliot Gould

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    November 13, 2008 | 7:14 pm


    Jack and Robin Firestone, an average American Jewish couple, were vacationing in Paris in 1997. Then tragedy struck -- right before their eyes, a car carrying Princess Diana fatally crashed in a Paris tunnel. The Firestones have since written a...
  • Photo exhibition reveals challenges, dreams of teen immigrants

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 11, 2008 | 3:13 am

    Arsim Mustafa, a 14-year-old boy who immigrated with his parents from Kosovo to the United States, is leaning against a paint-spattered wall, arms loosely crossed as they rest on the oversized T-shirt he is wearing. He looks like any American teen, wearing baggy pants and high-top...
  • The indestructible spirit of Holocaust survivors

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    These photographs by Bill Aron are part of a project titled "Holocaust Survivors: The Indestructible Spirit."

    The project, sponsored by Chapman University, unites interviews and images of local Holocaust survivors, with each illuminating the other, telling their stories from the war...

  • Jack PariserALTTEXT

    May 1, 2008 | 2:36 pm

    These photographs by Bill Aron are part of a project titled "Holocaust Survivors: The Indestructible Spirit."

    The project, sponsored by Chapman University, unites interviews and images of local Holocaust survivors, with each illuminating the other, telling their stories from the war...

  • Israeli’s ‘Makom’ sculptures merge art and archaeology

    By Meredith Price

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the quiet, pastoral village of Kfar Shmu'el, not far from Jerusalem, Michal Rovner's studio is an inspiring place to create art. The large, white building, with its high ceilings and minimalist decor, has several dark workrooms full of computers, screens, projectors and various...
  • Celebrating Israel’s 60th, Skirball Style

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There are many ways to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, and the Skirball Cultural Center is leading with its strength by offering a series of wide-ranging programs of art shows, music, film and lectures.

    Two current shows pay tribute to the nation's distaff side: "Ziva Sivan:...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 5-11

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 5

    pick gifThe artsy, experimental presentation of silent film is reviving interest in the image-rich art form. While the genre has sadly become obsolete in today's digitized, surround-sound cinema, the classics are part of film history -- as in the case of "His...
  • 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...

  • Video pioneer dances with feminine personas

    By Susan Josephs

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    As a little girl growing up in New York City, Eleanor Antin went with her mother to see a performance by the world-renowned Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. "I can still see the dancers in my mind, leaping across the stage," she said. "I absolutely loved it."

    Years later, as a conceptual...

  • Picks and clicks for March 15-21

    By Dikla Kadosh

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | MARCH 15

    pick gifHelp find a cure for a condition that affects too many of our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters and daughters. Fight breast cancer with more than 15,000 men, women and children at the 12th annual Komen Race for the Cure, a 5K walk/run and 1K...
  • Calendar Girls picks, clicks and kicks for February 16 - 22

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    pick gifThe provocative opinions of Jonathan Rosenblum, a Yale Law School grad, rabbi and an outspoken journalist, have put him at the forefront of Israeli politics. A columnist at the Jerusalem Post and a leading spokesperson representing the Orthodox...
  • Book captures before and after of Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A woman of biblical beauty, a dark-eyed Ethiopian gazing directly at the camera, appears on the cover of a new book of photographs, "Transformations: From Ethiopia to Israel" by Ricki Rosen (Reality Check Productions, $45). She's wearing white embroidered robes, her hair covered with...
  • The photographer who defined urban L.A.

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Julius Shulman, the still much-in-demand architectural photographer, famous for his photos of Modernist homes, turned 97 a few weeks ago, and the partying has been pretty much nonstop -- which is the way Shulman likes it.

    The Getty Research Institute, which houses Shulman's...

  • Photography: A ‘Vanished’ Berlin through Roman Vishniac’s lens

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after famed photographer Roman Vishniac died in 1990, his daughter Mara checked through his New York apartment. In the bottom drawer of a file cabinet she found a bundle of folders and envelopes labeled "Berlin."

    The discovery was a surprise to Mara and her mother, Luta....

  • Quarterly calendar

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Fri., March 16

    "Irish Writers Entertain: An Evening in the Company of Irish Writers." One-man show starring Neil O'Shea. Part of the annual Irish Cultural Festival. Loyola Marymount University (LMU). 7:30 p.m. Free. LMU, Barnelle Black Box, Foley Building, 1 LMU Drive, Los...

  • Photography: Life during wartime

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "It's terrible being far away," said Israeli-born photographer Elinor Milchan, about watching the news of last summer's Israel-Hezbollah war on CNN or Fox. "They only show you brief moments of terror. They don't show you in-between moments that give you strength."


  • Q-and-A with Leonard Nimoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leonard Nimoy -- best known as "Star Trek's" logical Mr. Spock -- wants the Griffith Observatory to go where no observatory has gone before. So he became one of the staunchest advocates of the landmark's mammoth renovation and expansion project, along with his wife, Susan Bay...

  • Bedouin life from a child’s eye view through a camera

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A young Bedouin boy casually leans against a rough-hewn wooden table, his kaffiyeh blowing in the wind. Laid before him are some of the traditional tools of Bedouin coffee-making, essential to their culture of hospitality. A mortar and pestle for grinding the beans, a large cast-iron...
  • Arts in L.A Calendar

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sat., Sept. 16
    "The California Modernist Portrait." Exhibition of portraiture from the '20s, '30s and '40s by Victor Arnautoff, Otis Oldfield, Mabel Alvarez and others. Sept. 16-Nov. 11. Spencer Jon Helfen Fine Arts, 9200 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly...
  • Torture? Nah, Just a Tantrum

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A new billboard depicting Jill Greenberg's photographs of sobbing toddlers might raise the profile (and debate over) her controversial exhibition at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery.

    The ad, hovering above the intersection at Highland and Melrose avenues, presents images from her "End...

  • Darfur Horrors in Black and White

    By Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    What at first glance appears to be the most artless of photographs is also the most haunting.

    Two tall white garbage sacks lean against a brick church in Rwanda, below tattered posters and next to a frieze of "The Last Supper," as if waiting for the next pickup collection.

    A second...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, May 20

    High school teacher Eddie Friedman has made it his mission to take students on the March of the Living, as a way of teaching them about the Holocaust. Over the years, he accumulated a collection of photographs depicting the experience. UCLA Hillel's Dortort...

  • A Photojournalist’s Twist on Nazi Image

    By Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A visitor to the Getty Center encounters a 1932 photomontage of Hitler, his right arm raised Nazi style. Behind him stands a corpulent German industrialist slipping wads of money into the Fuehrer's outstretched hand.

    The ironic title is "The Meaning of the Hitler Salute: Little Man...

  • Spectator - Scene of the Shot

    By Susan Josephs

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In New York City of the 1930s and '40s, Arthur "Weegee" Fellig often worked all night, shooting the latest murder, fire or urban melee with his Speed Graphic camera. An unshaven, fedora-wearing, tough-talking, cigar-smoking loner, Weegee renamed himself after the popular Ouija board...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, September 17

    Jews of the LBC rejoice as they finally get a film fest all their own. The first Long Beach Jewish Film Festival will be held today and tomorrow, thanks to the support of the Alpert JCC and the Cal State Long Beach Jewish studies program. The lineup...

  • Historically Sacred L.A.

    By Gaby Friedman

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Robert Berger is a third-generation Angeleno who dares to do the unthinkable in Los Angeles.

    He actually gets out of his car and studies old buildings.

    Berger, an architectural photographer with Berger/Conser Architectural Photography, is interested in historic Los Angeles....

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