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Photo exhibit reveals Orthodox life in Israel

An Orthodox wedding in Israel (Gil Cohen-Magen)

The Weintraub Israel Center and the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies will present an exhibit and lecture by Israeli photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Over the past decade, Cohen-Magen was given exclusive access to the ultra-Orthodox in Israel, capturing ceremonies and gatherings that have never been photographed by outsiders.

A graduate of the Hadassah College of Jerusalem’s photography program, Cohen-Magen spent 10 years working with the Reuters news agency. One of his photographs was selected as one of the top 100 photographs of the decade. Cohen-Magen has exhibited his photographs in the United States, Europe and Israel.