Archival photographs to celebrate Israel @ 75 throughout the year

September 22, 2022

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The world-renowned PhotoHouse is one of Israel’s most valuable and monumental private archives of historical photographs. Founded in 1936, it has been owned and operated by the same family for three generations.

Rudi Weissenstein captured millions of photos of pre-state Israel into the beginning decades of the nation’s early statehood. His grandson, Ben Peter, currently oversees the collection, which is comprised of approximately 1 million negatives.

Each month leading up to the community celebration of Israel @ 75 on Sunday, April 30, 2023 a variety of photographs from PhotoHouse’s archive will be displayed in the Cardo of the Sandler Family Campus.

A campus-wide exhibit featuring PhotoHouse photos curated by Ben Peter will take place at the Simon Family JCC in celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, April through June 2023.

For more information about Arts + Ideas programming, including the Leon Family Gallery, contact Hunter Thomas, director of Arts + Ideas at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, at HThomas@UJFT.org.

-Hunter Thomas


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