Diaspora: Frédéric Brenner
Chair: Andrew Renton
The celebrated photographer Frédéric Brenner has spent the last 25 years capturing Jewish life and culture in more than 40 countries. Witty, moving and uplifting, his photographs document communities that no longer exist as well as a new, vibrant world of Jewish life. Now published as Diaspora: Homelands in Exile, this extraordinary visual anthology depicts the immense diversity of the Jewish people.
In this session, to mark the UK launch of his book, Diaspora: Homelands in Exile, Frédéric Brenner led a captivated audience, with photographs and stories, on a magical odyssey from Birobidzhan to Buenos Aires, Havana to Hong Kong, to answer the eternal question: what makes a people?
Frédéric Brenner was born in Paris in 1959, and has exhibited in major venues throughout the world. His previous anthologies includeJews/America: A Representation (1996) and Exile at Home (1998), depicting immigrants to Israel.
Andrew Renton is Director of Curating at Goldsmiths College. He writes a column on contemporary art in the Evening Standard.