press release

Through photographs and video works by distinguished contemporary artists, The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography will explore the remarkable racial, social, and ethnic diversity of Jews in the United States today.

The Jewish Museum has commissioned ten projects from thirteen photographers and video artists who have collaborated with individuals, families, and organizations across the U.S. to create images that portray the complexity of Jewish identity today. The works of art in the exhibition raise questions about photography's ability to represent cultural identity while examining the breadth and challenges posed by the multiplicity of the American Jewish experience.

The faces of American Jews are as varied as the face of America. Thus the exhibition serves to question stereotypes, challenge traditional assumptions, and look at issues of racism and anti-Semitism in America.


The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography

mit Works by Dawoud Bey, Tirtza Even & Brian Karl, Rainer Ganahl, Nikki S. Lee, Shari Rothfarb Mekonen & Avishai Mekonen, Yoshua Okon, Jaime Permuth, Andrea Robbins / Max Becher, Jessica Shokrian, Chris Verene