Michael Berkowitz (University College London), “Jews and Studio Photography in Britain and Beyond: Between Intimacy and Commercialism” (with Q&A session moderated by Lisa Silverman, UWM)

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Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Location: Congregation Beth Israel, Glendale

Phone: 414-229-6121

Email: cjsuwm@uwm.edu

Link: http://www.uwm.edu/cjs

Event Description

This presentation explores the role of Jews in studio photography in Britain, with a glance at the U.S. In Britain, Jews pioneered commercial practices and new technology.
One figure to be discussed, H. W. Barnett, boosted his fortunes in London with well-publicized excursions to St Louis and Milwaukee, making use of a network of Jews in photography—resulting in new ideas and approaches to the craft going back to the Old World. UWM’s Lisa Silverman will moderate a talkback session.
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