The Liberating Lens

Jewish Photographers Picture the Modern World


Thursday, October 15, 2015
6 – 7:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture
In the mid-20th century, many Jews turned to photography not only as a way to earn a living, but also as a means of self-expression, of political activism, and of artistic creativity. In this lecture, Professor Deborah Dash Moore examines the liberating power of the camera. What did Jewish Americans see when they pictured the modern world? How did photography offer them freedom? Through examples by photographers such as Nan Goldin, Garry Winogrand, and Bruce Davidson, this talk will consider the camera’s appeal for numerous mid-century Jews. Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.
The James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture is made possible by the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg.

$15 General; $12 Students and Seniors; $10 Members

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