Photographer and writer Paul Margolis, whose past projects have included “The Jews of Cuba” and “Hidden Ellis Island” (and whose work you can see at www.PaulMargolis.com) is currently working on a photo-documentary project on interracial couples where one or both partners is Jewish. The project would combine portraits and text. Participants would be asked to describe their relationships and how they deal with the dynamics of race, religion and culture. In contacting JOI, Margolis wrote:
My documentary work often deals with little-known aspects of Jewish life, and it serves to show the variety of the Jewish experience both in the U.S. and overseas. I am currently seeking couples in the New York City area, but I envision the project eventually expanding to other parts of the country, and possibly to other countries as well.
I am very pleased at the diversity of the responses to my request thus far. I have been contacted by interfaith couples, Jews of Color, Jews by Choice and same-sex couples, all of whom would like to participate in the project. They seem to realize how my work would contribute to an awareness of the richness and diversity of Jewish life.
Please contact Paul Margolis directly if you are part of an interracial Jewish couple that would be interested in participating in this project, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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