About this work: For nearly two millennia, from the year 70 until the founding of Israel in 1948, the Jewish people were without a homeland. But wherever they wandered in the great diaspora they continued the tradition of building synagogues as refuge for their beliefs and testament to their strength and accomplishments as a people. Neil Folberg's images of historic synagogues considers the spiritual, architectural, and cultural significance of these structures.
"Among the phenomena Neil Folberg detected in his search for historic synagogues was that wherever Jews settled—whether in Morocco, Hungary, or the American South—the designs of their temples reflected the prevailing style of the environment. But it is the buildings' power to evoke spirituality that comes across most forcefully in his photographs." —New York Magazine
These images were commisioned in 1991 by the Aperture Foundation for publication in a book titled”And I Shall Dwell Among Them: Historic Synagogues of the World” published in 1997. The exhibition, which consisted of some 50 Evercolor archival pigment prints, was circulated by Aperture throughout the world. The book won a National Jewish Book Award.
A boxed portfolio of 12 Evercolor 11” x 14” pigment prints was published by Aperture and Vision Gallery in an edition of 26 copies, of which two remain available. Current price for the set is $20,000. Please contact Vision Gallery for purchase information.
Vintage prints, when available, are Evercolor archival pigment prints.
Prices and availability on request, prints begin at $3000 and the price varies according to the edition & size. All prints are signed and numbered; most editions are less than 10 prints.