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Bill Aron’s Time Machines: Forever Young, Forever Old


Western Wall Plaza at Night (9 ¾ x 40) digital print by Bill Aron
Courtesy 92nd Street Y

Western Wall Plaza at Night (9 ¾ x 40) digital print by Bill Aron Courtesy 92nd Street Y

Bill Aron’s photographs have been seen in these pages before, specifically a book and exhibition, “Shalom Y’All (June 2004)” [on Southern Jewish Communities] and “Holocaust Survivors: The Indestructible Spirit” (November, 2007). This current exhibition, which by the way must be seen up close and personal, seems to fundamentally change the rules and forces us to reassess not only the subject matter he presents, but also the very act of seeing. The lesson here is that photographs are not facts and cannot be inherently trusted as such. Rather they are visual essays of ideas and concepts that need to be carefully and analytically approached. To do so will yield rich rewards for his work and many others, time and time again.

Richard McBee is a painter and writer on Jewish Art. Contact him at rmcbee@nyc.rr.com.

About the Author: Richard McBee is a painter and writer on Jewish Art. Contact him at rmcbee@nyc.rr.com


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One Response to “Bill Aron’s Time Machines: Forever Young, Forever Old”

  1. We saw Bill Aron's marvelous panoramic photos of Jerusalem currently at the 92nd Street "Y" and were swept up into the day-to-day life of the eternal city. A MUST SEE. There through Oct. 22nd.

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