The Judah L. Magnes Museum is very proud to present winning photographs from the Second Annual Richard Nagler Photography Competition. This pioneering competition, founded and encouraged by Richard Nagler in association with the Film/Video/Photography department of the Magnes Museum, is the first and only photography competition in the world that is devoted exclusively to Jewish themes.
They began the competition in order to support and address the needs of the many photographers of merit, worldwide, for whom they could not provide exhibitions. It is clear from the response, (some 80 high-quality entries) that they have the support of the photographic community in this project, and they will endeavor to improve and expand in future competitions. The winning photographs displayed here each represent a series of photographs completed in the last three years. Photographers were asked to provide 3-5 images from a series, plus a written description of that series, for judging purposes. Winning photographers received cash awards and a certificate. Top winners are also featured in an exhibit at the Magnes Museum.