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 a student at Columbia University, the former youth poet laureate of Oakland, and J.'s 2019 summer intern.