Escape From the Holy Shtetl

Clémence de Limburg's photographs illustrate this article in New York magazine about the rather tragic tale of a young woman who decides to leave the Hasidic Jewish community she was raised in, but is struggling for custody of her daughter, whom she wishes to bring with her.

It is clear that the Hasidim are not the favoured party in the eyes of writer Marc Jacobson and Clémence - who has previously photographed the Satmar in Williamsburg - has taken photographs that embody the sympathetic tone of the article excellently. Read it here and see a slideshow of images here.

1 comment:

Tom White said...

And as Clemence just reminded me - She also got the cover. Nice work!