I am a narrative photographer, expressing my art in words and photographs. I have published 2 photographic narrative books, "Actualities in Black and Orange", a photographic study of the people in the background of the political campaign averse to Israel's withdrawal from Gaza and "The Abayudaya: Judaism Emerging, A Spiritual Journey into Africa", relating the history of the Ugandan Abayudaya people's century long road to recognition within the Jewish world.
I recently completed "The Many Lives of a Dead Sea" where I explore the history, geography, geology and biblical aspects of the Dead Sea. This is also related in both text and photographs.
I am writing a book, perhaps a series, tentatively titled #MenachemGetsBiblical to chronicle the Bible via careful, critical readings of the text, enhanced by photographs of the locations in which events occurred. Without adequate understanding the lay of the land, it is often very difficult to understand the texts. Through photography the reader comes to appreciate subtleties hidden in the words.
I am working on a book on the religions of Ethiopia, again enhanced with artful photographs of Ethiopia which I visited 5 times.