Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, PhD

Joshua Eli Plaut’s photographs have been assembled in acclaimed photography exhibitions (over the past thirty-five years) which include:
Sparks of Splendor: Portraits of Jewish Women From East to West (2008)
Faces Far, Faces Near: Finding the Familiar in the Faces of Others (2001)
Farewell Samarkand: The Exodus of Jews from Central Asia (1993)
The Star in the Crescent: Traditional Jewish Life in Modern Turkey (1989)
Fading Glory: Vestiges of Jewish Life in the American South (1987)
Scattered Lights: The Remnant of Israel in Rural Greece (1984)

These exhibitions have been displayed at Jewish museums, galleries, synagogues, community centers and universities all over the world. His photographs are represented in major museum and private individuals’ collections around the world. His current photographic project is Sparks of Splendor: Portraits of Jewish Women from East to West, a book in progress of Joshua’s photographs deriving from over thirty-five years of his fieldwork and artistic creativity.

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, Ph.D resides in New York City. A historian and ethnographer with a Ph.D from New York University, he is the author of Greek Jewry in the Twentieth Century, 1913-1983 (Fairleigh Dickinison University Press, 1996), now in its fourth printing, and A Kosher Christmas: ‘Tis the Season to Be Jewish (Rutgers University Press, October 2012, www.akosherchristmas.org). He is writing a book on Great Neck, NY circa 1961 and the civil rights movement.



All inquiries concerning the photography found on this site and the purchase and exhibition of other Plaut photos by private collectors and museums should be directed to:

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, PhD

Private photography viewings and acquistions may be arranged with the artist in New York City and Massachusetts.