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JEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN BRITAIN. Michael Berkowitz. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2015. Exploring Jewish Arts and Culture. 392 pp. with 114 ills. (7 col.). 24 x 17 cm. LC 2015-16153 ISBN 9781477305560 In English.
Publisher's description: From the 1850s to the 1950s, photography was one of the most open avenues for Jews in Britain to make a living, as well as to contribute to mainstream culture. If one's picture was snapped for a price in Britain, the person behind the lens was more than likely born a Jew. Through the 1970s, Jews were prime movers behind nearly all things photographic in Britain, including photojournalism, portrait studios, collecting, applications of photography to the fine arts, and the emergence of photography criticism and history as distinct fields. Yet despite Jews having played such remarkable roles, far out of proportion to their number and in all facets of photography, little attention has been paid to ethnic-religious difference in studies of British photography. Richly illustrated with both color and black-and-white images, "Jews and Photography in Britain" is the first-ever historical investigation of this topic, ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to Queen Elizabeth's controversial photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167465
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