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Subject Guide: Photography

Contact sheet of photos from Herat, Afghanistan, taken by Zeva Oelbaum (ASF AR 76)

Collections of Photographs and Photographers at the Center for Jewish History

This guide was created to highlight various archival collections and books from each of the Center's five partner institutions that celebrate the study of photography as it relates to the Jewish experience. This includes materials related to commercial photographers, photojournalists, art photography, as well as collections of photographs of everyday Jewish life. If you are interested in a collection or library item you do not see highlighted in this guide, please visit, where you can search by keyword, name, title, subject or call number. 

This is by no means a complete list of available collections that involves photography and the Jewish experience. Please feel free to email if you have any additional questions about the breadth of books, archival collections, and multimedia housed at the Center. 

Our Partner Organizations

For more information on the Center's partners, please click below for their organizational websites: