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Zalmania: Archetypes - $50.00 : Sternthal Books

Zalmania: Archetypes

Rudi Weisenstein

Zalmania is a multimedia exhibit and art book that shows studio portraits shot by Rudi Weisenstein between the early 1940′s and his death in the late 1980′s. While Weisenstein has long been known for his folkloric photographs of new immigrants and lush vistas, this book focuses on his portraiture. The photographs feature a variety of recurring poses: sometimes the subjects look spiritual, melancholic, happy, or belligerent. These archetypes not-withstanding, the portraits are marked by an honesty and sincerity that belies the obvious manipulation of the ‘photographer as director.’ The images reveal a rich anthropological study of Tel Aviv — its fashion, customs, and culture. The book pairs interviews and curatorial essays alongside a diverse mix of portraits. 


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