Congratulations to doctoral candidate Mariah Postlewait, who has been appointed Kettering Curator of Photography and Special Projects at the Dayton Art Institute! More information can be found here: https://artdaily.cc/news/154746/The-Dayton-Art-Institute-announces-Mariah-Postlewait-as-Kettering-Curator-of-Photography-and-Special-Projects-#.ZBh2xi-B1hG
Month: March 2023
Na’ama Klorman Eraqi in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies
Na’ama Klorman Eraqi (PhD 2013) has published her most recent essay, “Acting Out for the Camera: Performing Mizrachi Masculinity and the Politicization of the Jerusalem Neighborhood of Katamon Tet,” in the March 2023 issue of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. The essay analyses photographs taken by Yàakov Shofar in 1978 showing teenage boys from Katamon Tet, an impoverished Mizrahi neighborhood of Jerusalem, performing for the camera. It argues that the images, first published in Shofar’s photo books Finding a Way Out (1981) and Born in Israel (1984), speak to the politicization of the Mizrahi youths as a result of social and political tensions in Katamon Tet. Reacting to Shofar as a socially-privileged outsider, the gestures of those pictured confront the hegemonic gaze of Shofar’s camera in an effort to theatricalize and thus undo mainstream stereotypes of Mizrahi masculinity.
Next VizCult Talk: Margaret Innes on Wednesday, March 15
VizCult: The Art History Department’s Visual Culture Workshop
Margaret Innes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University
“Worker Photography and the Subject/Object of History”
Wednesday, March 15, at 5:15 in FA 143
Open to All!