How Jews Transformed the Way the British Understood Photography

“Why Jews and photography?” asked Prince Philip. Because, a new book shows, Jews were everywhere in British photography.

Winston Churchill at his country home in Kent with Picture Post editor Stefan Lorant on February 25, 1939. Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Winston Churchill at his country home in Kent with Picture Post editor Stefan Lorant on February 25, 1939. Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Observation
Sept. 8 2016
About the author

William Meyers writes on photography for the Wall Street Journal. An exhibition of photographs from his Civics project will open on October 4 at the Nailya Alexander gallery in New York.


“Why Jews and photography? Aren’t Jews everywhere in the arts and professions? So what?”

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