Overview participating exhibitions

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Yuri Dojc

PRAYER BOOKS (Slovakia, 2007)

While making a documentary on survivors of the Holocaust, Yuri Dojc accidentally stumbled across an abandoned Jewish school library in Slovakia. The library was full of old Jewish prayer books that had survived their former readers. They had though been ravaged by time. Many were falling apart and were ripe for the burial which, according to Jewish tradition, must be accorded to old prayer books, just as for people. Dojc decided to photograph the books where he found them, reverently lighted by the only lamp in the space.

  • PRAYER BOOKS (Slovakia, 2007)

    While making a documentary on survivors of the Holocaust, Yuri Dojc accidentally stumbled across an abandoned Jewish school library in Slovakia. The library was full of old Jewish prayer books that had survived their former readers. They had though been ravaged by time. Many were falling apart and were ripe for the burial which, according to Jewish tradition, must be accorded to old prayer books, just as for people. Dojc decided to photograph the books where he found them, reverently lighted by the only lamp in the space.

The Chain IV & V
1997

The Chain IV & V

Yuri Dojc

Biography

Yuri Dojc (b. 1946, Czechoslovakia) received refugee status in England in 1960, after which he moved to Canada.

Website Yuri Dojc

Shop

Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00