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The exhibition “Jewish Women Photographers” presents the photo studios of Jewish women on show until until March 3, 2013.
An unusually large number of Jewish women, usually from wealthy families, chose this profession in Vienna.
The Jewish Museum looks at the reasons for this and by restoring it to the collective memory makes a bit of Viennese Jewish history accessible once again.
The exhibition follows the photographers into the exile that brought an arbitrary end to this story for Vienna but enabled them to continue their work in other countries and continents.
A selection of works by thirty Jewish women photographers provides a representative idea of the history of Austrian photography in the first decades of the twentieth century. It features works not only by Madame d’Ora or Trude Fleischmann, but also by forgotten women like Edith Tudor Hart, Hilde Zipper-Strnad, or Claire Beck.
It also shows how important the contribution of Jewish women was to this art form. The exhibition and catalogue will document many new discoveries. It is not only the photographers and their works that are of interest, however. The people they photographed represent a cross-section of the cultural life of the First Republic.
The photographs and biographies of the photographers give a deep insight into the life of women in the first half of the twentieth century and the rapid changes it underwent, especially and particularly in Jewish circles, in the course of just a few decades.
A further exhibition will be devoted to Viennese Jewish women photographers from 1945 to the present and will document in a similar way the changes in the meaning of Jewishness for their choice of profession and artistic work.
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