On View

November 16 – December 11, 2006

This exhibition of Zion Ozeri’s photographs captured one of the world’s most exotic and colorful Jewish communities, the Bukharan Jews of Uzbekistan. Settling in the cities and villages of Central Asia centuries ago, this community flourished and created its own special traditions, customs, and rituals. Zion Ozeri traveled to Uzbekistan from 1993-2000 to photograph this rich and vibrant intersection of Jewish, Persian, and Soviet influences on Hukharan Jews just as they began emigrating en masse to Israel and the United States following the break up of the Soviet Union.

Support for the exhibition was provided by the Nartel Family Foundation and the Moti Hasson Gallery.