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The Jewish Journey: Frederic Brenner's Photographic Odyssey

Oct 14, 2004–Feb 27, 2005

From Rome to New York, India to Yemen, Buenos Aires to Bukhara, since 1978, Frédéric Brenner has recorded the Jewish Diaspora in over forty countries on five continents. The French photographer, trained as a social anthropologist, has comprised the most extensive record of Jewish life ever created by a single individual as well as chronicled one of the oldest and most diverse peoples. See how the artist's portraits challenge stereotypic images of Jews, while documenting the variety of Jewish Diaspora life at the end of the twentieth century.


The Jewish Journey: Frédéric Brennerís Photographic Odyssey is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Righteous Persons Foundation and other generous friends of the Brooklyn Museum.

The San Francisco presentation is made possible through the generous support of the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Albert and Janet Schultz Supporting Foundation, administered by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund; with additional support from the Koret Foundation.

Media sponsorship provided by Mother Jones.