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An Interview with Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld: Part I

This year, photographer and Catskills native Marisa Scheinfeld mounted her first museum exhibit, “Echoes of the Borscht Belt.” We spoke to Marisa about her haunting photographs, what drew her to the ruins of the famed Jewish play land, and why the Catskills are so important to Jewish American culture.

Outdoor Pool, Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY

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Artist, educator and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld's Outdoor Pool, Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY.

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Artist, educator and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld's Outdoor Pool, Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY.

"Wedgwood Room, Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY" by Marisa Scheinfeld

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Wedgwood Room, Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY by Marisa Scheinfeld.
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Wedgwood Room, Pines Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY by Marisa Scheinfeld.

Guest Room, Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, NY by Marisa Scheinfeld

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Guest Room, Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York, by Marisa Scheinfeld.
Courtesy of Marisa Scheinfeld.
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Guest Room, Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York, by Marisa Scheinfeld.

Courtesy of Marisa Scheinfeld.

Indoor Pool, Grossinger’s Catskill Resort and Hotel, Liberty, NY by Marisa Scheinfeld

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Indoor Pool, Grossinger’s Catskill Resort and Hotel, Liberty, NY by Marisa Scheinfeld.
Courtesy of Marisa Scheinfeld.
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Indoor Pool, Grossinger’s Catskill Resort and Hotel, Liberty, NY by Marisa Scheinfeld.

Courtesy of Marisa Scheinfeld.

Marisa Scheinfeld

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Marisa Scheinfeld.
Photograph by Walter Briski, Jr.

Marisa Scheinfeld.

Photograph by Walter Briski, Jr.

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Pamela Connolly's Exhibit "Where We Live"

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Where We Live art exhibit at the LSU Union Art Gallery at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, conceived by New York photographer and teacher Pamela Connolly as a joint project of the United Jewish Federation of New York and Kids with Cameras. The exhibit was co-produced by the Congregation B'nai Israel Hurricane Relief Committee.
Courtesy of Rick Weil.
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Where We Live art exhibit at the LSU Union Art Gallery at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, conceived by New York photographer and teacher Pamela Connolly as a joint project of the United Jewish Federation of New York and Kids with Cameras. The exhibit was co-produced by the Congregation B'nai Israel Hurricane Relief Committee.


Courtesy of Rick Weil.

West Coast Highway

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West Coast Highway photograph taken by the Rachel Landau's grandfather on the way back to Cleveland from California.
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West Coast Highway photograph taken by the Rachel Landau's grandfather on the way back to Cleveland from California.

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Aenne Biermann

In her short life, self-taught photographer Aenne Biermann made a profound impact on the arts as a major proponent of “new objectivity,” a rejection of romantic idealism in favor of practical engagement with the world.

Aenne Biermann Self-Portrait, 1928

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Self-portrait of photographer Aenne Biermann, 1928.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Self-portrait of photographer Aenne Biermann, 1928.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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