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For artist Camille Eskell, the fez is laden with potent personal symbolic meaning as vast as its far-reaching mix of geographical and socio-cultural connotations.
“I often use the fez cap,” she elucidates, “as a structural base for storytelling to signify the foundation, and the patriarchal base, established by both my grandfathers.” … read more.
Today, FF2 celebrates the work of artist Malcah Zeldis. On this day twenty-six years ago, Malcah and her daughter Yona published Anne Frank. The book, with colorful, impactful illustrations by Malcah and words by her daughter, tells Anne Frank’s story for younger readers. The picture book strives to highlight not only Anne’s strength, but the importance of our commitment to ensure that Anne’s history never be repeated.… read more.
Our next queer artist to celebrate during Pride Month is filmmaker Tali Shalom-Ezer, known for her 2014 debut feature film Princess. Tali was born in Kfar Saba, Israel, in 1978. At a young age, Tali showed an interest in theater and performance, and joined a theater troupe during high school. Simultaneously, she was drawn to psychology as well, an interest most likely inherited from her mother, a psychiatric nurse.… read more.
On this day in 1941, Nora Ephron was born in New York City. Though she was raised in Beverly Hills, over the course of her lifetime—right up until her death in 2012—Nora’s name would grow synonymous with that of the town in which she was born. As a filmmaker, writer, and journalist, Nora’s most lasting success was her ability to bring New York City to life.… read more.
Happy birthday, Amy Heckerling! Born in the Bronx on May 7, 1954, the acclaimed filmmaker and Jewish American writer is best known for directing hit teen classics such as Clueless (1995) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Though raised both in the Bronx and Queens, Amy attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, where she first discovered a passion for directing which would lead her to enroll at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.… read more.
This holiday season, we’re excited to introduce Pomegranate, a publishing and printing company that offers its customers “art you can bring home.” In celebration of Pomegranate’s commitment to inclusivity, we’re proud to spotlight some of the brilliant women artists in their catalogue! Read more about Pomegranate below! … read more.