UCL European Institute


Pop-Up display: Jews and Photography in Britain

22 February 2016


22 February 2016
To mark Jewish Book Week, visit the UCL Art Museum on 26 February for a specially curated Pop-Up display by Professor Michael Berkowitz. Professor Berkowitz's new book Jews and Photography in Britain is the first-ever historical investigation of its type, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and closing with the Queen's controversial photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz in 2007.

While little noticed by scholars and critics, the factor of ethnic difference in photography has been critical in the development of a distinctive visual culture in the UK. Professor Berkowitz will be showing material relating to his book as well as choosing items from the UCL Art Museum collection to put on display.