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web related work

Examples of my photography used on other websites display a wide range of subjects.

 

1608-2008

Photography In celebration of the 400th year anniversary of Germans immigrating to America 1608-2008.

 

lecture demonstrations

Lecture Demonstrations and Workshops. Conducting my own workshops in Germany, Ireland, Italy, in New York City and throughout the USA.

 

JAZZ Gallery

JAZZ Gallery | Dave Douglas At Jazz Standard, Jeff Siegel, Steve Swell, Gebhard Ullmann, Lou Donaldson, Donald Harrison, Freddie Redd, and Eric Reed. Check out the Jazz SLIDESHOW.

 

print of the month

Monthly changing presentation of a unique print which you can order via paypal.com or check.

 

ernst haas (1921-1986)

"A picture can be an answer as well as a question but if you can't answer your question try to question your question. There are clever questions and stupid answers as well as stupid questions and clever answers. There can be questions without answers but no answers without questions. To be or not to be — that is the question. To see or not to see — that is an answer."

— Ernst Haas

 

multimedia

Photography and video production using advanced technology, for corporation, museums.

 

books & fine art prints

Among its various projects, Pix4notes is publishing a collection of specialist theme books. These books, in 5 x 4 inch format, feature the works of contemporary photographers taken either from photo assignments that have been published by the press in their entirety or from their individual research projects.

 

iPod video

Download QuickTime video files for your iPod.

 

I grew to believe that clues to overcoming and understanding racism could be found in modern Germany. By photographing Jewish culture reinvigorating itself in German society, I felt I was helping people expunge the racism in themselves and validating a new life. Likewise, I was personally reinvigorated by learning of my own roots and religious history.

 

German Jews have lived in Germany and contributed to German culture for over 1700 years, through both periods of tolerance and spasms of anti-Semitic violence, culminating in the Holocaust and the destruction of the Jewish community in Germany and much of Europe. I visited Jewish historical places.

 

 

1995 mark the 50 years of the end of the war. I spent that year photographing commemorations all over Germany, Poland and Israel.

 

 

 

I spent a ten year period photographing Jewish life today all over Germany visiting Jewish homes, businesses, Synagogues, ederly homes, and Jewish community Centers, I dicoverd the rebirth of the Jewish life.

Today, Germany is home to an official Jewish population of more than 105,000, mostly recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Many more Jews born in the states of the former Soviet Union, Israel, or Germany choose not to affiliate with the official Jewish community, and thus the actual number may be much higher, probably exceeding 200,000. At present Germany has the third-largest Jewish population in Europe and the fastest growing Jewish population in Europe in recent years. The influx of refugees, many of them seeking renewed contact with their Jewish heritage, has led to a renaissance of Jewish life on German soil. In 2002 a Reform rabbinical seminary, Abraham Geiger College, was established in Potsdam. Additionally, Jewish studies has become a very popular subject for academic study, and many German universities have departments or institutes of Jewish studies, culture, or history. Active Jewish religious communities have sprung up across Germany, including in many cities where the previous communities were no longer extant or moribund. Several cities in Germany have Jewish day schools, kosher facilities, and other Jewish institutions beyond synagogues. Additionally, as many of the Russian Jews were alienated from their Jewish heritage and unfamiliar or uncomfortable with Orthodox Judaism, American-style Reform Judaism, led by the Union of Progressive Jews in Germany, has emerged as a powerful and popular force in Germany, even though the Central Council of Jews in Germany and most local Jewish communities officially adhere to Orthodoxy. The unresolved tension between the (re-)emerging Reform movement in Germany and the official Orthodoxy is one of the most pressing issues facing the community at present.

An important step for the renaissance of Jewish life in Germany occurred when on January 27, 2003 former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder signed the first-ever agreement on Federal level with the Central Council, although Judaism was granted the same elevated, semi-established legal status in Germany with the Roman Catholic and the Evangelical Church in Germany at least since the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany of 1949.

> Stern, Susan. "Jews in Germany." German Life Magazine, Zeitgeist Publishing


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