60 Reflections

The photography installation 60 Reflections celebrated the 60th year of Israel’s independence through photographs of people’s “reflections” of Israel. L2COLab curated and participated in the exhibition in collaboration with a group of Jewish-Russian New Yorkers. In 60 Reflections , twenty-seven individuals contributed sixty images that together present a photographic panorama of how each sees and […]

Luba Proger Luba Proger
Leonid Khanin Leonid Khanin

Ancestor Blueprint

The Ancestor Blueprint photography project examines the relationship between ancestry, family history and identity. The project consists of a portrait series that juxtaposes contemporary images of modern-day Jewish subjects with Old World pictures of their grandparents, illuminating striking familial resemblances across generations and vivid contrasts shaped by historical, social and cultural discontinuities. The project is […]

Anna Rozhdestvenskaya Anna Rozhdestvenskaya

Bukharian Jews of New York

‘Bukharian Jews of New York’ is a photographic exploration of Bukharian Jewish youth in their formative years, when their identities and worldviews take shape. More than two decades after a major wave of immigration from Central Asia, there is now a generation of young Bukharian Jews born in America. Photographer George Itzhak creates evocative portraits […]

George Itzhak George Itzhak

Distanced from the Source

“Distanced From the Source” was a group show of 5 artists Irina Khokhlova, Anya Roz, Polina Barskaya,  Viktoriya Sorochinski, and Daniel Veksler. Their work explores the themes of otherness-as-identity through the mediums of photography, painting, video installation, and recorded oral history. “Distanced From the Source” opened on December 17, 2011 at the SET Gallery, in […]

Irina Khokhlova Irina Khokhlova

From the Past and In the Now

Creation of an ongoing visual document of Russian-speaking Jewish families, discovering the myriad of ever-changing ways culture, languages, and traditions are embodied in our daily lives. A documentary photo exhibit accompanied by written accounts of multi-generational families of Russian-speaking Jewish Americans, and exploration of generational changes as impacted by the immigration and acculturation, and of […]

Misha Gulko Misha Gulko
Natasha Tverdynin Racic Natasha Tverdynin Racic

IDF Project

From his experience in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) comes Ross’s COJECO BluePrint Fellowship community project designed to raise funds to support the IDF. The Project raised around $40,000 to support the IDF. With the money collected through fundraising events, goods and equipment will be acquired and delivered to Israel to give a tactical advantage to an individual […]

Ross Denisov Ross Denisov

JewTrek

“Our Journey Home” Exhibit The show is about, the different paths taken by Jewish Immigrants leaving the former Soviet Union and the places they’ve journeyed in their hopes to find their way home. This project was created in conjunction with Yelizaveta Rudnitsky. Show took place at NYU Bronfman Center Gallery – 7 East 10th Street, New […]

Just In Case / На всякий случай

A photojournalism project focusing on objects that immigrants hold onto. Interviewing Soviet Jewish immigrants about and photographing the possessions they’ve carried with them through their journey and beyond. An exploration why we as humans are so often attached to “things” and are they time machines, reminding us of the past.

Valerie Zimmer Valerie Zimmer

My Russian Jewish Family Relic

“My Russian Jewish Family Relic” is a portrait series accompanied by audio interviews, photographed and recorded by Svetlana Didorenko. These images present the stories of family heirlooms of Jewish immigrants from the former USSR living in the US. From household objects to letters and documents, these objects, passed on from generation to generation, reflect personal […]

Svetlana Didorenko Svetlana Didorenko

Our Journey Home

“Our Journey Home” was a photography exhibit that tracked various immigration patterns of Jews who left the former Soviet Union. The exhibit was a community event designed to raise awareness for the viewer with little or no knowledge about Jewish immigration from the former Soviet Union.  The photographs were taken in collaboration with Felix Lipov […]

Yelizaveta Rudnitsky Yelizaveta Rudnitsky

Our Suitcase (Nash Chemodan)

Anna’s BluePrint project is a photo essay entitled Our Suitcase (Nash Chemodan). This body of work shows “portraits” of items that immigrants took with them when leaving the Soviet Union for a life in the United States. Because of censorship and the restriction on communication, many had no idea what to take and what to leave behind. […]

Anna Loshkin Anna Loshkin

Re: Turn

Photographic Narratives of Russian-speaking Orthodox Jews

Anna Chana Demidova Anna Chana Demidova

Speak Memory

Speak Memory is an exhibition of four COJECO Blueprint Fellowship: Katya Meykson, Irina Sheynfeld, Tanya Levina and Yuliya Levit. This show explores Russian-Jewish immigrant identity, artists ties to the historic past, and the connection to our roots that we feel in everyday lives. February 28, 2013 at Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center Auditorium Show opening included […]

Tatyana Levina Tatyana Levina
Yuliya Levit Yuliya Levit
Nadya Meykson Nadya Meykson
Irina Sheynfeld Irina Sheynfeld

The Challenges We Face

“Our Journey Home” was a photography exhibit that tracked various immigration patterns of Jews who left the former Soviet Union. The exhibit was a community event designed to raise awareness for the viewer with little or no knowledge about Jewish immigration from the former Soviet Union.  The photographs were taken in collaboration with Felix Lipov […]

Yelizaveta Rudnitsky Yelizaveta Rudnitsky

The Yiddish Old and New

With his project, Mark aims to capture in a photographic essay the new Yiddish culture and revival in New York; to relate it to its roots in the older Yiddish speakers, and to document how this cultural gift is being passed on to the younger generations. Mark Gurevich is a New York-based photographer whose work has […]

Mark Gurevich Mark Gurevich