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ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHELLEY GAZINTo acquire: Limited Edition Prints, Rights of Usage or Licensing.
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Installation Photo ~ Featured Artist ~ Becoming Persian:
Photographs, Video and Text Threads by Shelley Gazin


Light & Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews 
Fowler Museum at UCLA - October 2012 - March 2013   

Installation Photo Courtesy of  Jason Massaband 
Copyright © 2024  Shelley Gazin Archive. All Rights Reserved.

Photo of Shelley Gazin in the historic Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, courtesy of Gail Stein. 

This landmark building was USC's first freestanding library and has served as an intellectual center and cultural treasure for generations of students, faculty and staff since it opened in 1932. 

The GAZIN ARCHIVE has been an annual contributor among the LA as Subject forum’s exhibiting members for over 17 years. The LAAS seminal Archives Bazaar was organized to serve the public in 2005 and previously held at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.

SHELLEY GAZIN (b. Los Angeles) is an award-winning artist and photojournalist, educator and historian of contemporary culture. Her commissioned portraiture and documentary-style imagery illuminates the 20th and 21st Century social, political, entrepreneurial and spiritual landscape.

 

The GAZIN ARCHIVE pays tribute to forward-thinking artists, scientists, civic leaders, business professionals, friends, and neighbors.

 

SHELLEY GAZIN has been a recipient of numerous grants and awards in support of her work and expresses gratitude to Righteous Persons Foundation,The Durfee Foundation, Center for Jewish Creativity, California Humanities Documentary Project, Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History, 3o Years After, UCLA Hillel Dortort Center for Creativity, Neri and Manisheh Yomtoubian Foundation, B’nai Horin Congregation, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, and many others for their recognition.

CURRICULIM VITAE

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SHELLEY GAZIN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE ~

LA as Subject Forum, Member and Past Executive Board, 2005 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS:

Becoming Persian, Illuminating Iranian-Jews in the West  ~ A Photographic Documentation & Portrait Study including Video & Text Threads 
by Shelley Gazin


With Partial Support from ~
Righteous Persons Foundation ~ on behalf of Steven Spielberg, 2012-13
Center for Cultural Innovation, 2012
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, 2012
UCLA Hillel / Dortort Center for Creativity, 2012
Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History, 2012
Neri & Manisheh Yomtoubian Foundation, 2012 

30 Years After, 2012 
Jonathan Heritage Foundation, 2012
B’nai Horin Congregation, 2012
Laura & David Merage Family Foundation, 2005
The Durfee Foundation ~ Artist Resource Completion Grant, 2005

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture ~ Research Grant, 2005
California Humanities, an Affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities ~
California Documentary Project Grant ~ with Center for Jewish Culture & Creativity Sponsor], 2005 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jews of Paris, Rue des Rosiers ~ Street Life & Portraits at Quarterly Visits 
Photographs by Shelley Gazin

Center for Jewish Culture & Creativity, 2004
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Reconstructing the West Bank ~ A Photographic Tour

by Shelley Gazin with Essays by Professor David N. Myers & John Rauch

The James Irvine Foundation ~  Gift for Education & Exhibition Travel, 2003 

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Looking for a Rabbi ~ Portraits with Rabbinic Commentary 
Photographed and Edited by Shelley Gazin 

Skirball Museum & Cultural Center, 2001
Center for Jewish Culture & Creativity, 2001-2002

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GALLERY EXHIBITIONS, ACADEMIC SYMPOSIA & PUBLIC SPEAKING ~ Guest Artist Shelley Gazin 

7,567mi, Los Angeles to Jerusalem, [Jerusalem Biennale 2015], Platt/Borstein Galleries, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Selections from the GAZIN ARCHIVE, [10th Anniversary LA as Subject Archives Bazaar], USC Doheny Library, Los Angeles, CA,  2015

History Keepers: Storied Objects from Los Angeles Collections, California Historical Society & Los Angeles as Subject, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Pulse of L.A., LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts, [Organized by Southern California Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Curated by Leslie Cozzi [UCLA Hammer Museum], Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Selections from Becoming Persian ~ Video & Photographs by Shelley Gazin, [Light & Shadows:The Story of Iranian Jews organized by Museum of The Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel), Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012-13

Selections from Becoming Persian, Light & Shadows, Hillel / Dortort Center for Creativity, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012 

Selections from Looking for a Rabbi: Photographs by Shelley Gazin, American

Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Selections from Becoming Persian: Photographs by Shelley Gazin, International Society Iranian Studies [ISIS] Conference, Santa Monica, CA, 2010

Memory & Transformation, Hebrew Union College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
Selections from Looking for a Rabbi, Jewish Women’s Theatre Salon, L.A., CA, 2010
Women Artists on Immigration, [Women’a Caucus for Arts//CAA], Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

An Intimate View of L.A., [Month of Photography Los Angeles], Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, 2009

Selections from Becoming Persian; Studies in Sephardic Culture Poster Session, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

In/Of/From...California / Independent Artist/Scholar Panelist, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

In the Beginning, Women’s Caucus for Arts. JWAN, College Art Association,

Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX, 2008

Selections from Becoming Persian & Looking for a Rabbi, LA as Subject Archives Bazaar, USC Doheny Library, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2022

Work-in-Progress: Becoming Persian, LA as Subject Archives Bazaar,

Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 2006-07

Work-in-Progress: Selections from Becoming Persian, Jewish Los Angeles - Then and Now,

UCLA Center For Jewish Studies, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Selections From Becoming Persian, Center for Iranian-Jewish Oral History, Skirball Museum & Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Selections from Becoming Persian, LA as Subject Archives Forum, USC Doheny Library, Los Angeles, CA, 2005

Reconstructing the West Bank: Photographs by Shelley Gazin, Dortort /Rabin Center for Jewish Life, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003

Looking for a Rabbi:Photographs by Shelley Gazin with Rabbinic Commentary, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Arizona,

Jewish Community Center, Tucson, AZ, 2002

Encountering the Second Commandment, American Jewish Museum traveling exhibit, Pittsburgh, PA, Newton, MA, Boca Raton, FL, 2002

Through Voyagers’ Eyes, Washington Press Club, Washington D.C., 2002

Women in Photography International, Photo L.A., Santa Monica, CA, 2002

Looking for a Rabbi:Photographs by Shelley Gazin with Rabbinic Commentary, Skirball Museum & Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2001  

Beverly Hills Expose, Photographs by Shelley Gazin, CameraVision/Soho PhotoGallery, West Hollywood, CA, 1976-1978

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PUBLICATIONS,  NEWS & REVIEWS: 

Shelley Gazin, Artist-of-the-Month, Jewish Artists Initiative News, 2015

Iranian-American Blog by Karmel Melamed, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, 2013

Picture of the Week, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, October 12,  2012

On Becoming Persian, Nasrin Rahimieh, PhD. & Shelley Gazin, M.A, AJS Perspectives, Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2010

Persian Pathway Through L.A, by Tom Tugend, Jerusalem Post, March 2008 

Interview with SHELLEY GAZIN: Through Her Lens, Q & A by Karmel Melamed, Iranian Jewish Chronicle, December, 2006

Persian Hospitality Entices Jewish Photographer, by Karmel Melamed, Los Angeles Jewish Journal, October 27, 2006

For Jews It Isn't Just a Safety Issue, by Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2004  

Her World, by Susan Spano, Chicago Tribune, 2004

A Peaceful Aim, UCLA Daily Bruin, October 30, 2003

Brief Reviews: Reconstructing the West Bank, Hadassah Magazine, October 30,

Looking for a Rabbi Opens Season, Arizona Jewish Post, September 2002

Shelley Gazin at Skirball, Just one More, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, 2001

Gazin at Skirball , CAA, Journal College Art Association of America, Summer Edition, 2001

Soul Searching, UCLA Alumni Magazine, August 2001

Encountering the 2nd Commandment, Essay by Robin Cembalest, Exhibition Catalogue, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001 - 02

Rabbis at the Head of the Class, by W.M. Kramer, Heritage Southwest Jewish Press, September 2001

A Gallery of Rabbis, by W.M. Kramer, Heritage Southwest Jewish Press, August 2001

Wisdom Through a Camera’s Lens, Forward, Calendar, July 27 2001

Best Bet, Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2001

Beyond the Bimah, by Michael Auschanker, Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, 2001

Looking for a Rabbi, Western States Jewish History [Special Insert], 2001

In His Image by Richard Rapaport, Wired Magazine, 1997

Special Voyage, Introduction & Photography by Shelley Gazin, University of Pittsburgh / Institute for Shipboard Education, 1983

Des Americans a Paris, Photo-Reporter, le magazine de l'actualité photo-ciné, Paris, France, 1979

Photography Review, Artweek, 1976

Teacher By Tape, by Art Seidenbaum, Los Angeles Times, 1973

Innovative Programs Displayed, Santa Monica Evening Outlook, 1973

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COLLECTIONS LIST & REPRESENTATION:
SHELLEY GAZIN Photography & ARCHIVE

L.A. As Subject, University of Southern California Libraries, Database Reference Directory Listing

American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Various Private Collections

Corbis Images, Inc., Corbis/Bettman Images, Getty Images, Image Works N.Y. ~ Previous Representation & Licensing

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EDUCATOR: 

Adjunct Instructor, Photography, Pepperdine University, Seaver College, Fine Arts Division, 1994 - 2000
Guest Artist, California Institute of the Arts / California State Summer School of the Arts, 1997
Instructor, Photography for Graphic Designers / Professional Photographic Techniques, UCLA Extension, 1985-86
Instructor /Staff Photographer, Institute for Shipboard Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
Media Consultant, Irvine Unified School District, Interactive Video Instruction, 1979
Instructor, Photography, Art, English, Publications, Los Angeles Unified School District,1976 - 86

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ACADEMIC:

Certificate, French Language Studies, University of Paris, Sorbonne,1978-79

University of California, Los Angeles, Advanced to M.F.A., M.A, 1974, Design & Video, College of Fine Arts, 1972-74

University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate Fellowships in Interactive Video Dialogue, International Partnership with UC Irvine 1973-79

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., College of Fine Arts, Design & Video, 1972

California Certificated Teaching Credentials, Community College, Elementary & Secondary Education, Art

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PAST & CURRENT PROFESSIONAL  AFFILIATIONS: 

Association for Jewish Studies
Center for Jewish Culture & Creativity
College Art Association of America

Jewish Artists Initiative
Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, Past Board Member
Women’s Caucus for the Arts [SCWCA] 

Women in Photography International
UCLA Alumni Association, Lifetime Member