One of the photos on display at the Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger Community in Danville as part of "Israel Street Life: Through the Lens of Dick Hyman"
One of the photos on display at the Jewish Heritage Museum at the Reutlinger Community in Danville as part of "Israel Street Life: Through the Lens of Dick Hyman"

Photos of ‘Israel Street Life’ on display at Jewish Heritage Museum

A new exhibit at the Reutlinger Community’s Jewish Heritage Museum focuses on Israel through the photography of a local ophthalmologist who has an eye for striking images.

“Israeli Street Life: Through the Lens of Dick Hyman” showcases the work of the Contra Costa resident. Among his photographs are young children playing, Israeli soldiers in uniform and ultra-Orthodox men praying.

Hyman took the photos as a participant in “Conflict, Culture and History: The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum,” a New York Times-sponsored educational travel program. His documentation of Israel seeks to “capture the current face and diversity of ordinary life in the Holy Land,” according to a press release.

The museum will host a free reception and artist Q&A from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask Hyman about his photos and travel experiences.

Additionally, the museum will display its own collection of Israel-related images alongside Hyman’s.

The Jewish Heritage Museum is open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday to Friday. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31 at 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville. For information, visit rcjl.org/jewish-heritage-museum.

Tova Ricardo
Tova Ricardo

Tova Ricardo is an Oakland native and senior at Columbia University studying English and Sociology. She is also the Communications Intern at the Jews of Color Initiative. She was J.'s 2019 summer intern.