Shelley Gazin's Exhibit: BECOMING PERSIAN - Illuminating the Iranian Jewish Community
This work as originally commissioned by the California Council on the Humanities / California Stories Documentary Project has been designed to enhance community understanding through artistic research and interpretation.
It is a subjective expression based on the experiences of the artist with the goal of informing and inspiring the community-at-large about the emotional and intellectual ideals, challenges, aspirations and skills required by every one of us to make a life as exemplified by the Persian Jewish Community.
The Righteous Persons Foundation and Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture have endorsed this project as a viable means to educate and archive the unique story of the Persian Jewish community that has developed in the United States.
This is a long-term endeavor that will culminate in an extensive traveling exhibition with curatorial oversight by a cultural institution imbued with a commitment to and an appreciation for the preservation of Jewish culture.
This special presentation is made possible by The Durfee Foundation
Special thanks to the Iranian Jewish organizations and institutions of Los Angeles/Southern California and the CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE & CREATIVITY for introductions to their friends in the Iranian Jewish community.
For further information about this project or acquisition or commission of Limited Edition Photographic Prints contact Shelley Gazin