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JCC Exhibit: Perspectives of Milwaukee Jewish photographers


“Through the Lens: Unique Perspectives of Milwaukee Jewish Photographers” is a new exhibit celebrating the intersection of photography and Jewish Culture. This exhibit includes 20 photographers from across the spectrum of the Milwaukee Jewish community.

The opening of the exhibit, running Dec. 8 through January 2017, will take place on Dec. 8 and include a visit from Penny Wolin, award-winning portrait photographer and visual anthropologist who has exhibited solo at the Smithsonian Institution as well as museums and galleries throughout America. She will speak about her latest project, “Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry,” exploring why so many Jews have contributed to the ongoing development of photography as an art form.  The exhibit opening begins at 6:30 p.m. with Penny Wolin’s keynote address at 7 p.m.  Dessert and book signing follows at 8 p.m. Held at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay. For more information, contact Laurie Herman at LHerman@JccMilwaukee.org, 414-967-8212.

Upper photo by Yochanon Jones, lower photo by Blimie Twerski.