Memphis Celebrates Israel at 70 with Collaborative Photography Project
JCP is excited to announce the 70 Faces project – a joint program with Memphis’ sister city in Shoham, Israel. Through the art of photography and storytelling, this project will capture 70 individuals living in Memphis and their unique story, and will be mirrored by the same project happening in Shoham. The exhibitions will be presented side by side in Memphis and Shoham, and will help foster the partnership between our two communities.
This project is made possible in part by JCP’s Shoham partnership and through the Jewish Community Center’s scholar in residence program, which is bringing to Memphis Erez Kaganovitz, founder of Humans of Tel Aviv, for a lecture and workshop series. Erez will also work with JCP to train volunteer community members on the art of photography and storytelling who will help produce JCP’s component of the joint 70 Faces project.
Photojournalists will learn from Erez through shadowing and mentorship while he is here, and will then work with subjects living in Memphis to capture their photograph and story to be included in the 70 Faces project.
Training with Erez is available between March 5th – March 11th. Other JCP led trainings available through June. Contact Melinda Lejman, Israel@70 coordinator, for more info: email@example.com or (901)212-7047.
Here’s how Erez describes the Humans of Tel Aviv project: