The book is entitled Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry. The table of contents offers an impressive list of credits: from Diane Arbus to Lloyd Ziff, from Richard Avedon to Joel Peter Witkin: sixty-five essential photographers.
The author of this comprehensive book is Penny Wolin. During eight years, she photographed and interviewed living photographers or close family members of those who were deceased. Her presentation of each of them includes her portrait, excerpted interviews, an image of their ancestors or otherwise related to their past, and an iconic photograph of their making. We are perusing the book on the occasion of a year-long lecture series taking place in the US!
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