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Photography (and also film, based on the same discovery) brought about a new visual era in the 20th century. Many photographers of Jewish origin were pioneers in the culture of images. The obvious Jewish affinity for photography can be understood both as an expression of historical experience and as the consequence of a particular social perception.

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The iconic pictures of the 1930s and 1940s are in a pe…

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Loewy, Hanno, “Photography”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0234>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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