BRYAN SCHWARTZ, an Oakland, California-based civil rights attorney, conceived Scattered Among the Nations in the spring of 1999, visiting Jews in 30 countries and over 100 towns and villages on five continents. These communities inspired Bryan with new enthusiasm for Jewish practice through their unshakeable devotion and unbounded warmth and kindness. Bryan led the effort to create Scattered Among the Nations, Inc. to educate about Jewish diversity and assist isolated Jewish communities in gaining the recognition and resources to meet their needs. Bryan has spoken to audiences regarding Scattered Among the Nations in four languages on five continents. His images, articles, and discourse regarding diverse Jewish communities have been published worldwide, from National Geographic to Fox News, from NPR to KPFA, from Ha'aretz to the Jewish Forward, from the Jerusalem Report, to Hadassah, to B'nai B'rith, to Moment. Bryan's "Scattered Among the Nations," "Jews of Color: In Color!" and "Jews of Color: a Renaissance" exhibits have shown throughout the United States since 2003, at galleries, universities, synagogues, Jewish Community Centers, and Jewish museums, from the San Francisco Bay Area, to Washington, DC; from New York City, to St. Paul, Minnesota; from Boston, to Houston, Texas.
JAY SAND is a musician, educator, writer and world traveler who has been documenting isolated Jewish communities since the 1990s. His multimedia "Jews of Africa" presentations have introduced community groups around United States to the diversity of the Jewish people. In 2009 he founded All Around This World, a global music and world cultures program for young children and their grown-ups. He currently teaches multicultural music classes both in person and online and designs global cultures curriculum materials for schools.
SANDY CARTER is a semi-retired photojournalist living in Bellingham, Washington. She co-authored the book, Women in Medicine. A Celebration of Their Work, with renowned Canadian photographer, Ted Grant. She has photographed throughout the world working on numerous documentary projects. Her images appear in exhibitions and publications worldwide. Sandy's documentary-style work is achieved without the use of added light: she photographs her subjects unobtrusively in their environment with only the use of ambient light. For more of Sandy’s work, visit www.sandycarterphotography.com.
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