Great photographers see the same world in which we exist, but their artistry is in the perspective, the framing and the context which casts a moment in ways that elude most of us. Judy Glickman Lauder is a great photographer, but part of her unique extraordinary artistry is the “soulfulness” she brings to her work as demonstrated in this exhibition.
There is something more than the faces and objects and places that appear in this exhibition. They are all part of a larger story, a personal thirty-year voyage on which she invites us to join her as she has always photographed that to which she is drawn. Some of the images in this exhibition lace historic and often tragic events with a human filter that urges us to have it all enter our lives as something more than memory. The faces become part of a timeline which surges forward to the future.
Other images catapult us into the exquisite loveliness of our world, encouraging us to find interest, if not joyfully fall in love with the places and objects which we may not have previously beheld the same way as the sensitive eye of the photographer encourages us to focus differently. Together, this exhibition contains an incipient hope that we forge forward into the splendor and possibilities of tomorrow never losing our grasp of the preciousness and power of yesterday.
The journey of this exhibition awaits us.
—Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
About Judy Glickman Lauder
Judy Glickman Lauder is an internationally recognized photographer, humanitarian and philanthropist. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. Her work is held in private collections and public institutions around the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC. She is represented by the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City.
A number of photographs were recently published by the Aperture Foundation in a book titled Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception (2018). These photographs are also the subject of two traveling exhibitions, Holocaust: The Presence of the Past and Resistance and Rescue: Denmark’s Response to the Holocaust, which have been shown at more than two hundred institutions around the world. Other books include Upon Reflection: Photographs by Judith Ellis Glickman (2012); Both Sides of the Camera: Photographs from the Collection of Judy Ellis Glickman (2007); as well as a book on the work of her father, For the Love of It: the Photography of Irving Bennett Ellis (2008).
Presently, Ms. Glickman Lauder serves on the Board of Trustees of the Portland Museum of Art and is a member of both the Getty Museum Photographic Council and the Photographic Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Art Center faculty, adult and special exhibitions are supported by Gilda Block.