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Juan Mandelbaum

Juan Mandelbaum has been recognized as a documentary producer/director and has also worked as teacher, curator and consultant. A native of Argentina, Mandelbaum holds a degree in sociology from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires and an M.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His independent productions have been aired on PBS and at many festivals. They include A Taste of Passover, A Taste of Chanukah and Ringl and Pit. His work has been broadcast on a variety of venues, from American Playhouse to Sesame Street, and has won multiple awards, including Emmy awards and nominations. He has also curated several series of films from Latin America, including Latin Visions, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Cine Argentino, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the largest-ever retrospective of Argentine film and video held in the United States.

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Grete Stern

Grete Stern was one of the founders of Argentina’s modern photography. After studying photography in bohemian Berlin and at the legendary Bauhaus School, Stern developed an unconventional approach to photography, including advertisement collages and studies with crystals, objects, and still-lifes. Between 1935 and 1981 Stern was an influential artistic presence in Argentina, known for her photographic work, graphic design, and teaching.  

Ellen Auerbach

The life of Ellen Auerbach was a constant journey of self-discovery. Auerbach was remarkable both for her avant-garde photography and for her innovative ringl+pit studio where she and fellow artist Grete Stern worked collaboratively. In addition to photography, Auerbach m,ade short films and worked as an educational therapist with learning-disabled children.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Juan Mandelbaum." (Viewed on September 29, 2023) <>.


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