Joel Schalit / 29 Mar 2024

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #13

I grew up in a secular household. For my parents, Judaism was a culture, not a faith. They got their religion through Zionism to the degree that they understood it.(...)
Joel Schalit / 12 Mar 2024

Vintage Photography Politics

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #12

I never believed in black and white. As one of the last generations to grow up with a monochrome television, I can still recall the thrill of getting our first colour unit at home.(...)
Joel Schalit / 07 Jan 2024

Travelling at Home

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #7

"We'll call it hyperlocal." Working as the editor of a citizen journalism startup in Silicon Valley, my boss was polling me on ideas to distinguish our platform from the new oped norm of the Huffington Post.(...)
Joel Schalit / 17 Dec 2023

Jewish Viewfinder of Germany

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #6

I couldn't believe my luck. I'd gotten an appointment with a Green member of the Bundestag to get advice on funding opportunities for The Battleground.(...)
Joel Schalit / 03 Dec 2023

Torino After the Pause

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #5

The flyers of Israeli captives still haven't come down. Partially torn, covered in angry comments, nearly two months after the start of the war, they serve as a brutal reminder that Gaza is only a three-hour flight away.(...)

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