Monthly Archives November 2014

Tytia Habing's Quiet Praise

After recently being introduced to photographer Tytia Habing“s series, “The Gift” (via Emma Kisiel“s terrific Muybridge”s Horse), I added Habing”s blog to the Hungry Hyaena blogroll. Jaded types might consider Habing”s work sentimental to the brink of preciousness, but I find her pictures to be quiet, evocative celebrations of the interconnectivity of everything — of the humbling fact that each mote is indivisible from the whole. In photographs of a gardener”s gloves overflowing with tobacco hornworms or a picture of Habing”s son taking cover in a low forest of mayapple, Habing”s earnest appreciation for, in her words, “this good earth
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Categories: art, my art, photography, and wonder.

Photoshoot at Congregation Beth Sholom

This past Thursday evening, I shot another event at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco. The San Francisco Ceremony to Honor the Forgotten Refugees was a program organized by JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa). JIMENA”s mission is “to ensure that the accurate history of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews is incorporated into mainstream Jewish and Middle Eastern narratives in order to create balance in attitudes, narratives, and discourse about Middle Eastern refugees and the modern Jewish experience.”
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Categories: Jewish life, Judaism, and photography.