Illumination Fund Gallery Shows Israeli “Community” Images

“In a democratic society, the arts must be accessible to all, regardless of means.” says Laurie Tisch, founder and director of The Illumination Fund. Tisch, the daughter of Loew’s co-founder Preston Robert Tisch, founded the Fund in 2007 to “find innovative approaches to education, the arts, healthy lifestyles, and service in order to illuminate solutions that transform our urban landscape.”

The Wall Street Journal has called Tisch’s philanthropic work “practically a profession.” The Illumination Fund, a New York City based foundation, “plays an engaged and active role in supporting organizations and leaders who have a positive impact and lasting effect on well-being and community life.” Much of its work focuses on the communities of New York City; the current exhibit, however, focuses on two of Israel’s communities, seen through the work of Israeli photographers Assaf Evron and Oded Hirsch.

Photo: Assaf Evron speaks about his work. Photo by Maxine Dovere