No Place Like Home

February 3, 2012

Pears Foundation is helping to bring to the public the work of award-winning photojournalist Judah Passow.

Realising the importance of Judah’s vision to document Jewish lives and communities in modern Britain, the Foundation’s support enabled a year-long photography project, in which Judah journeyed through Jewish communities in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The result of these travels is displayed in the major exhibition No Place Like Home, which is now on at the Jewish Museum, London, until 5th June 2012.

Pears Foundation has previously worked directly with Judah and his photographs can also be found here on the Foundation’s website, where each image is used to articulate a different aspect of the Foundation’s work.

Amy Philip, Deputy Director of Pears Foundation, says the Foundation’s partnership with No Place Like Home is a natural fit with the its wider work.

She comments: “The themes of Judah’s work include community, philanthropy, faith and identity – these are also some of the core themes of our work as a foundation and we felt it was important to support Judah in expressing these through capturing and sharing the lives of Jewish communities in Britain today.

“Judah’s images are not only beautiful and evocative, they are also powerful statements and behind each one lies an important story. I hope all visitors enjoy the exhibition and come away with fresh understanding of the diversity and multifaceted identity of the British Jewish community.”

The exhibition contains 98 framed prints as well as three large scale blow-ups arranged in the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery.

Judah, a four-time World Press Photo award winner has been working as a photojournalist for over thirty years. His work has been published in leading newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Guardian, the Observer, the Times and Sunday Times, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and the Independent, Time, Newsweek, the New York Times and Die Zeit.

Judah says: “This project is a visual conversation with the Jewish community – an opportunity to examine and reflect on what it means to be British and Jewish in the 21st Century.”

Rickie Burman, Director of the Jewish Museum comments: “We are delighted to be hosting Judah’s work at the Jewish Museum. No Place Like Home combines his innate understanding of the British Jewish experience with his incredible talent as a perceptive and sensitive photojournalist with an acute eye for observation and the ability to capture intimate human interactions. The result is a highly crafted, engaging and unique historical document that can be appreciated and enjoyed by all.”

The Jewish Museum London website

Daily Telegraph article