Story 22


Dor Vador - Generation to Generation

The child;  the child’s child;  and the child of the child’s child.   They are, and have been, the survival of Judaism.  The son learns from his father and the grandson listens and looks and will pass on his teaching to his children - this is how it has been from generation to generation.

I made Dor Vador about orthodox Jewish communities in America between 1985 and 1991 in response to both Roman Vishniac’s book A Vanished World and Mark Twain’s beautiful short essay published in 1898 Harper’ Magazine  titled ‘Concerning the Jews’.

 The project was made possible thanks to grant from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation.  A complete set of signed, silver gelatin prints are now part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Art Houston


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