Margaret Olin Photography Exhibit “Gone Like a Sip of Water”: Reception and Artist’s Talk

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ ), Divinity School Library See map
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Yale Divinity School will host a reception and artist’s talk on Tuesday, April 26, for the new exhibition of Margaret Olin’s photography in the Divinity School’s Sarah Smith Gallery, “Gone Like a Sip of Water.”
The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery and Old Common Room, with remarks by Professor Olin to begin at 5:30.
Margaret Olin is Senior Lecturer Emerita in Religious Studies, as well as the author of Touching Photographs and the curator of Shaping Community: Poetics and Politics of the Eruv. Her research interests revolve around documentary media, Jewish visual culture, and theories of witnessing and commemoration; the impact of perceptual theory on visuality; and the visual construction of Jewish identity. Her current work centers on the visual culture of the occupation in Israel and Palestine.
Running through May 31, the new exhibit showcases photographs taken by Olin in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem from 2014 to 2019. She has previously shown her photographs of Dheisheh at the Palestine Museum in Woodbridge, as well as in Paderborn, Germany. In 2020, Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center exhibited a collection of her works titled “Can Rocks Feel Pain?: The Bitter Landscapes of Palestine,” which she and David Shulman are turning into a book.

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