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Photography

Diana Mara Henry's photographs of the Women's Pentagon Action protest march

November 17, 1980

Photographer Diana Mara Henry documented historic women’s march on the Pentagon.

Women reading Torah: Empowerment in Photos

Earlier this week, a post on The Sisterhood blog (with whom JWA regularly cross-posts) publicized a call from Women of the Wall for photographs of women with Torahs as part of a solidarity movement with WOW, who have been subject to harassment and arrest over the past several months in their attempts to hold egalitarian Rosh Chodesh services at Robinson’s Arch in Jerusalem.

Birth of photographer Annie Leibovitz

October 2, 1949

Annie Leibovitz, known for her photographic portraits of celebrities, was born.

Ten works by Diane Arbus are featured in Venice Biennale

April 19, 1972

Ten photographs by the late Diane Arbus were chosen for the Venice Biennale, marking the first time an American photographer was honored at this event.

Annie Leibovitz's first "Rolling Stone" cover features John Lennon

January 21, 1971

Appearance of photographer Annie Leibovitz's first cover photograph for Rolling Stone, featuring John Lennon.

Gail Rubin

In her photos of Israeli nature, Rubin focused her attention on diverse objects, including birds, water buffalo, butterflies, mountains, and bodies of water. Rubin’s work reflects her love of the land of Israel and her desire to capture its uniqueness and beauty.

Joan Roth

From Ethiopia to Yemen, India and Israel, Joan Roth’s remarkable life and photographic odyssey is a celebration of the strength and diversity of Jewish women around the world.

Photographers in the United States

There is no simple way to categorize Jewish American women photographers—they are too diverse a group. They come from distinctly different political periods, economic strata, and even cultures (some were born abroad). They share neither mind-set nor style, their subjects and interests vary widely, and their worldview and art seem to have little to do with their Jewish identity.

Mariana Yampolsky

One of the most prominent and influential artists of Mexico, Mariana Yampolsky was born on September 6, 1925 in Chicago. While her first art medium in Mexico was printmaking, in 1948 she turned from engraving to photography.

Hannah Wilke

The body is omnipresent in the work of Hannah Wilke. Her typically nude body and its self-representation became the vehicle by which Wilke exposed personal, political, and linguistic themes. Like the work of her feminist peers of the 1970s, Wilke’s art has often been oversimplified by critics, yet it continues to influence the complex art of postmodern artists today.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Photography." (Viewed on August 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/photography>.

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