2018 Sondra & Howard Bender Visting Scholar


TPhotographer Laurence Salzmann Headshot, Black & Whitehe Program in Jewish Studies is thrilled to welcome renown photographer, Laurence Salzmann, as the 2018 Annual Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholar. Salzmann has won multiple awards for his work and has been featured in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Salzmann will be in residence at CU Boulder April 19, 2018. During his visit, he will present an evening public lecture, In Search of Turkey's Jews, on the CU Boulder campus, as well as a lunchtime walk-through of his photo exhibition, Turkey's Jews Revisited (1984-2012), which will be on display at the Boulder JCC April 9 - May 18, 2018.

Learn More about Laurence Salzmann's Visit to CU Boulder

In addition to the generous support of the Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholars Endowed Fund, Laurence Salzmann's visit is made possible in partnership with the Boulder Jewish Community Center and a grant from CU Boulder's Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities. It is part of the Community Talks Series, made possible in part by a grant from Rose Community Foundation.

In 2012, the Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholars Endowed Fund was established to help bring leading scholars in Jewish culture, history, language and religion to CU campuses to further the curricular goals of CU’s Program in Jewish Studies.  Attending lectures by leading scholars in this growing field provides students with the opportunity to learn from a broad range of academics.  In addition, visiting lecturers create a unique opportunity for the Program in Jewish Studies and CU to engage both students and the local community.  Public lectures catalyze discussions that include participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, enhancing students’ ability to think about issues beyond the walls of the classroom.