Diaspora: Homelands in Exile, Volume 1

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PHP研究所, Sep 30, 2003 - Photography - 508 pages

Since 1978, French photographer FrÉdÉric Brenner has been chronicling the Jewish Diaspora by producing visual social histories of Jewish communities. Diaspora is a photographic record of his 25-year search for the Jewish population in 40 countries over five continents. Volume I, 344 pages, is a collection of 262 of Brenner's more than 80,000 photographs, the most extensive and diverse visual record of Jewish life ever created. A four page color insert includes two full-color photographs. Volume II is 164 pages of evocative essays by leading intellectuals on the meaning and significance to each of them of 60 of Brenner's photographs, reproduced here in smaller format. Diaspora is a landmark project that captures the scope and dynamism of one of the world's oldest, most diverse communities, and challenges stereotypes held by Jews and non-Jews alike.

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About the author (2003)

Frederic Brenner, born in Paris in 1959, has a master's degree in social anthropology from the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. From Rome to New York, India to Yemen, Morocco to Ethiopia, Sarajevo to Jerusalem, he has spent twenty-five years chronicling the Jewish diaspora. He has had solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York; the Rencontres Internationales de las Photographie, Arles; and the MusÉe De L'ElysÉe, Lausanne. Winner of the 1992 Prix de Rome, among other awards, Brenner has directed an original film, The Last Marranos, and has published several books, including Jerusalem: instants d'ÉtÉrnite (1984), Israel (1988), Marranes (1992), Jews/America/Representation (1996), and Exile at Home (1998).

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