Frédéric Brenner was born in Paris in 1959. He studied anthropology and sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. For 25 years, he has traveled the globe photographing the Jewish people on five continents, creating the first visual anthology of the Jewish diaspora. His work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Rencontres d’Arles, and the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne. Winner of the 1981 Prix Niepce and the 1992 Prix de Rome, among other awards, Brenner also directed a film, Les derniers marranes, and published several books: Jérusalem: Instants d’éternité (1984), Israël (1988), Marranes (1992) Jews/America/ A representation (1996), Exile at home (1998), and Diaspora (2003).
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