Curated by Aylin Bartınlı at the Gama Gallery, a small art gallery and design workshop next to the historic Galatasaray Turkish Bath in Beyoğlu's Turnacıbaşı Street, the exhibition showcases around 80 black and white photographs divided into four categories - "religious holidays," "religious practices," "concepts" and "traditional practices." The shots closely witness religious celebrations like "Passover" - commemorating the liberation of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt and "Sukkot," also referred to as "the Feast of Tabernacles" when they pray to God with four different plants in their hands - along with scenes from funerals, weddings and other important days when family members come together. "We have lived a symbolic Passover Day with Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva and his family who have opened the doors of their house to me a few days before the holiday. On a Friday evening, the extended Kalora family has let me experience the joy of welcoming Shabbat ...," said Modiano in his diligently prepared book.
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