Folberg was commissioned by Aperture to travel worldwide in order to create a series of images of Jewish sacred architecture. Rare Evercolor permanent color carbon pigment prints by Neil Folberg were collected in a twelve print portfolio of which only two complete sets remain for sale.
The Los Angeles Times wrote about Folberg's work: "His sumptuous photographs are a technical marvel: they bathe the ornate interiors of otherwise dimly-lit synagogues with an omnipresent, otherworldly glow. Suffused with this extraordinary light, even the lowliest objects have the rich, sensuous presence of cherished artifacts."
"The photographer's lovingly constructed prints also celebrate diversity. One faith's capacity to adapt to radically different cultures, climates and circumstances is manifest in an impressive range of styles: all-over patterning common to Arabic architecture freely commingles with the bare walls and plain wood of the Reformation, along with extravagant examples of Baroque ornamentation; crisp, neo-colonial symmetry, and the hot modernity of cheap neon lights.
"Throughout the exhibitions and the book, Folberg's attention to detail bears witness to Judaism's flexibility, suggesting that no peoples' identity can be read in symbols but must be discovered somewhere else - in the spirit of things rather than their appearance."