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Offline ABERS

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« on: November 06, 2011, 08:16:32 AM »
A year or so ago I took a few pictures of some Jewish guys at a demonstration and put a few on Flickr. I was approached by an on-line magazine to put them on their web site.

The site address is


If you take a look, on the home page is a link to a slide show. Take a look and within it are some stunning pictures of a life that is usually only familiar to those that follow the Orthodox Jewish faith. The pictures of the celebrations have within them wonderful little individual cameos of young and old. Documentary photography at its very best.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 09:40:35 AM »
Some cracking photos Abbers. It seems very male dominated society like some of the Asian regilons.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 12:38:21 PM »
Agreed some superb shots there some lovely ones of the kids enjoying themselves, and the older generation with their grey beards great shots thanks for sharing

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 04:43:05 PM »
Some wonderful pictures! And indeed, the women are kept in the background; all very biblical.

There aren't many orthodox Jews here in Southampton, but when I do come across some, they always look so serious and almost severe; never realised they could have so much fun! There are more smiles there, then you see on the average party/wedding shot!

Some of the activities (the dancing), reminded me of old fashioned weddings, I used to attend as a child in the fifties, where everyone joined in.

Have we lost this sort of pure simple enjoyment?


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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 06:14:29 PM »
It reminds me of the award winning photography, Generation to Generation, my friend Bernard Mendoza http://www.mendozaphotography.com/ shot documenting the Jewish community. Some nice shots there Alan.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 09:08:37 PM »
Thanks for the link Alan. Photography can really give an insight into a world, none of us would realistically know of otherwise.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 10:57:07 PM »
This is good timing. I've been thinking for quite a while about photographing the Hassidic community in Stamford Hill. This will spur me on.


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