Neil Folberg, ‘Canton Synagogue, Venice’, 1996, Vision Neil Folberg Gallery

This is a vintage archival Evercolor Carbon Print from the series by Neil Folberg on historic synagogues of the world, commissioned by and published by Aperture, New York.

Series: I Shall Dwell Among Them: Historic Synagogues of the World

Signature: In pencil on front

Aperture traveling exhibition. First exhibition was at the De Beyerd Museum of Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands. Also exhibited at Aperture's Burden Gallery, New York and numerous other locations.

"And I Shall Dwell Among Them: Historic Synagogues of the World" Aperture Press, 1997

About Neil Folberg

A former student of the American landscape photographer Ansel Adams, Neil Folberg is known for his color landscapes of the Middle East and black-and-white techniques that champion the wizardry of his master teacher. Born in San Francisco, Folberg became a pupil of Adams at age 17, followed by his education at the University of California at Berkeley and individualized study with landscape photographer William Garnett. By 1976, Folberg had relocated to Jerusalem, where he began producing color landscapes throughout the deserts of Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. Folberg was commissioned by Aperture to document synagogues across the world, followed by a return to black-and-white in a series of night skies among ancient ruins of the Middle East, where separate images of the landscape and burned-in skies were digitally composited (a sure nod to Adams' techniques.)

American, b. 1950, San Francisco, California, based in Jerusalem, Israel