Pre, post-war NYC photos focus of Pozez talk

Deborah Dash Moore
Deborah Dash Moore

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies’ Shaol and Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series will present “Walkers in the City: Young Jewish Women with Cameras” with Deborah Dash Moore on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

Beginning in the 1930s, Jewish photographers established a new mode of American street photography. Mostly working-class young people, they produced a striking cultural efflorescence, says Moore, and set out to remake photography and the way New Yorkers were perceived. The lecture will explore the work of four Jewish women photographers before and after World War II.

Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. She is the author of “At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews” (1981), “GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation” (2004) and “To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A.” (1994). She received a Jewish Cultural Achievement Award in 2013 from the Foundation for Jewish Culture.