Sunday, January 2, 2011

Precarious Survival On The Lower East Side

Memories of the sounds and smells of the synagogues of Julio Mitchel’s childhood in Havana led him to document the dwindling Jewish presence on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1980s. While his upbringing influenced his decision to photograph the neighborhood’s Jews, he believes that the images are about more than a single culture.

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