Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County



American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry

You can attend a pre-publication presentation of Penny Wolin's new book. She'll show never-before-seen photographs of some of the iconic American photographers she interviewed for the book and speak about her travels on her Great American Road Trip.

The evening will take place at the Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol

Thursday August 13th at 7:00 pm.   

Tickets available by calling the JCC office at 707 528-4222.

"The Jewish understanding of God does not give you an answer; it gives you something to argue with. To dissect and illuminate dissenting opinions is a hallmark of Jewish thought. Photography is the ultimate modern visual heir to the discourse of interpretation at the core of Talmudic debate. A camera is a well-designed tool of modernity for peripatetic artists, hard-wired to an epigenetic code attaching them to thousands of years of Jewish religious and social values. Since our beginnings, we have been commanded to tell the stories of our existence, remember our ancestors and offer assistance to others who are in need. These consciously or subconsciously ingrained values, when interwoven with the survival skills required in a world that has too often been hostile to Jews and Jewish life, make for very proficient Jewish photographers."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ... Penny Wolin    



Penny Wolin is an American portrait photographer and a visual anthropologist. She has exhibited solo at the Smithsonian Institution and is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanitiesand one grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is held in the permanent collections of such institutions such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the National Museum of American History, administered by the Smithsonian Institution. Known for her documentary and conceptual photographs, she has completed commissions for major corporations, national magazines and private collectors. For the past 25 years, she has used photographic portraiture with oral interviews to research Jewish civilization in America.


 CALL THE JCC OFFICE  to reserve your ticket 707 528-4222 OR CALL BETH GOODMAN AT 707 528-2549. 




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