People who grew up in a certain time can almost plot their pasts in terms of the pictures in Henry Luce'sLIFE Magazine
: Long before there was an internet, with its constant bombardment of instantaneous imagery, the photojournalism tableau that was LIFE was packed with the stuff of memories - from the glitter of celebrity to the everyday exchanges of people all over the world. A little bit of each will be on display when the Month of Photography exhibit ToLife! Images of Jewish Life from Life Magazine
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opens tomorrow at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center's Singer Gallery.
The show's sixty-some photographs do indeed capture both a cultured peek at Jewish celebrity (Leonard Bernstein conducting and entertainer Fanny Brice mugging at a microphone) and the depth of Jewish sorrow (Margaret Bourke-White's stark images of concentration camp inmates from the liberation of Buchenwald). Here's a short sneak peek.
The show, organized in collaboration with Denver's Michelle Mosko Fine Art, kicks off with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 17; MACC and the Singer Gallery are inside the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia Street. See it through May 15.