Hanina Pinnick: 70 Smiles

4 June 2019 - 2 February 2020

Jews and humour are often linked, and many comedians are famous for making jokes at the expense of themselves or their communities.

Most people focus on the performer but this project by Hanina Pinnick records the audience – to capture these joyous moments, Hanina created a reel of jokes and comedy clips to show sitters, snapping photographs as their expressions transformed.

70 Jewish Londoners from a wide range of backgrounds face the world, looking forward with a smile and a laugh. The people shown include a Holocaust survivor, a representative of a generation lost to the world, and a young boy whose story is just beginning.

The Jewish Museum London is excited about working with Hanina to host new photography sessions, so that our visitors and volunteers may become part of future displays of this project.

Hanina Pinnick is a 22 year old photographer based in London. After studying at the Jewish Free School, she graduated last year from Ravensbourne University with a degree in Digital Photography. Hanina now works as a fashion photographer, shooting for international brands such as Nike, Office Shoes, Babyliss, SkinnyDip, Refinery29 and Sleek Makeup.

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