Library Acquisition: The Photographs of Laurence Salzmann

posted December 3, 2018  

We are delighted to announce the gift by Laurence Salzmann and Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann of the Laurence Salzmann Photography Collection.


Consisting of over twenty discrete projects, Laurence Salzmann’s interdisciplinary oeuvre of photography, films, and photo-illustrated books spans over fifty years and four continents and is both fine art and unique anthropological field-work. It covers a range of human experiences and geographical locales, from documenting indigenous people in Mexico, Cuba, and Peru, to the last surviving members of Jewish communities in Romania and Turkey, to Black-Jewish relationships in the United States, to Philadelphia local history.

Salzmann will be a featured speaker at the Katz Center's 2018 December Symposium, Jews in Muslim Contexts: Spatial Approaches.

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