NY Times, Newsweek Photographer to Speak at Teaneck Library

Zelda Cutler will give a presentation, 'Photography: A Window to the World,' at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m.

Zelda Cutler, nee Carol Gooter, former photographer for The New York Times and Newsweek while stationed in Israel from 1970 to 1982, will give a slide-lecture on “Photography: A Window to the World” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

Featured will be the artistry of three internationally-known photographers: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Roman Vishniac.  As we travel through parts of the U.S. and Europe, we will see glimpses of the world they captured with their eyes, their hearts, and their camera lenses.

“In explaining the photos, I will give the fascinating backgrounds of the photographers – How did they get into photography? What is the technique of each of them?  For example, I met Roman Vishniac and asked how he was able to capture his well known photos of Jewish communities in pre-WWII Eastern Europe,” Cutler said. “He told me that for many of the photos, he strapped a camera to his hip under his coat and was and was thus able to capture life as it was occurring naturally.”

Cutler will illustrate how photography is art and will briefly discuss elements of artistic design and how the exhibited photos adhere to these principles, according to a release from the library.

Zelda Cutler worked as a press photographer on assignment for The New York Times and Newsweek for 12 years while living in Israel in the 70’s and early 80’s.  The Times and Newsweek credits were in her maiden name, Carol Gooter.

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium and to the coffee and socializing session that precedes it at 10:00 A.M.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.


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