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People react immediately to Judah S. Harris' photographs. They're captivated by the beauty and storytelling ability of each of his pictures.
An accomplished photojournalist and fine art photographer, Judah has spent more than two decades exploring, understanding, and then sharing his vision of our surroundings, both near and far. His vivid portrayals of people, places, and life's moments have appeared in advertising in the United States and abroad, in magazines, on the Op-Ed Pages of the New York Times, and on the covers of more than 40 novels. His photo essays have been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, and Country Living Magazine, and profiles about his work have appeared in Shutterbug, The Picture Professional, American Photo, Photo Insider, and various web 'zines. Judah's photographs are widely appreciated for their distinct composition, strong sense of narrative, and unique visual take on life.
Judah’s photography documenting Jewish life has been exhibited at the Jewish Museum and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York City, Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv, and the Klutznick National Museum in Washington, D.C. His images are also on permanent display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Individual collectors and corporations have purchased signed prints of his evocative portraits of real people, real places, and everyday life. Bloomingdale's owns 19 large prints of his conceptual color and black and white work which they display at four East Coast locations.
Judah is a graduate of Yeshiva University. His interest in the visual arts began at age 13, when he bought a Super 8 camera with some of his bar mitzvah money.
An educator and an inspiring public speaker, Judah lectures frequently about his work to groups of various ages, leads photography workshops for teenagers and adults, and has taught business and creative marketing to Illustration Majors at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Sep 5, 2019
Fortunate are we as photographers when we can find nice props to work with. The entire image becomes more visually stimulating and the people portrayed, when there are people, become more interesting, more dimensional, more informative. I also get to be more creative in terms of compositional choices when I have objects to work with.
At the end of a day of photographing researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, I asked one woman to hold a plastic tank container with fish specimens higher than she might usually during normal inspection. This allowed me a more dramatic image. Because of the compositional perspective I chose, we see the outlines of the fish much better and connect with the young scientist's eyes that are looking at the fish in the small tank. She did this expressly for the photo, but the scene, slightly-contrived, more effectively conveys what she truthfully does in her work in a genetics research lab.
If you know of an organization or company that could benefit from stronger visuals (photography or promotional film and video interviews), I'm always glad to discuss ideas. I cover assignments in Israel, the US, and elsewhere. My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach me at 718.380.7945 in NYC.
More photography can be seen here: http://www.judahsharris.com/journalistic
Aug 30, 2019
Monday in the Old City we took photos. People live here and we let passerby cross through as needed during our 20 minutes or so in this spot (though residents are used to the traffic, and the photos). Thanks to my assistant holding the light - the eldest child of the family I spent time with (this was the first day of tefillin for their son, who will celebrate a bar mitzvah in about a month).
Some highlights of the day: http://bit.ly/justic-family-in-old-city
"The pictures are beautiful and the quality is terrific. We definitely would be happy to recommend you and are very pleased with the results. You are obviously very talented and care about producing great results."
"Judah S. Harris is the most artistic, professional and funny photographer you will ever find. We had the privilege of having Judah do three of our family smachot. Thanks Judah!!"