Alana Newhouse - A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of The Forward
Alana Newhouse, Arts and Culture Editor of The Forward, the premiere national Jewish-American newspaper, is a young captivating and dynamic speaker not to be missed. In "A Living Lens", she shares with the audience the catalyst facilitating this incredible "diary" and her exciting photographic journey of modern Jewish life through a selection of indelible photos drawn from the treasure trove of 40,000 images of The Forward.
Founded in 1897, The Forward, was, during its heyday in the 1920's, a tremendous influence on the cultural life of New York, surpassing the New York Times in circulation. Newhouse selected the 521 duotones, chronicling the history of the newspaper and more than a century of Jewish life including Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies, merchants and matchmakers.
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