March 2 - 29, 2017
Opening Reception March 2
I am an unabashed lover of Zion and visit Israel frequently particularly over the past decade and a half. I have a similar fondness for the MNjcc where, for a number of years, I have been a daily user of the pool and the other facilities and programs here. As with Israel, it is a home away from home for me.
My favorite pictures are of people caught in the act of being themselves. I notice the opportunity, frame the shot (sometimes with a smile and a nod to the subject), then time the trigger.
I find Israel to be an amazingly creative and happy place. My hope is that these photos capture some of the dazzling variety, vitality and the sheer humanity of the life I witnessed there. Truly, Um Yisrael Chai.
About The Artist
Jack Micay was born in Winnipeg, graduated with a BA from the University of Manitoba and after a year of travel moved to Toronto. In the early 1970s he worked for Douglas Leiterman and Beryl Fox of ‘This Hour Has 7 Days’ fame, as a researcher on a TV documentary series. This led to a decades long career as an award-winning documentary and educational filmmaker specializing in science. His films have aired on CBC, PBS and other networks and in countless classrooms around the world. Along the way he also succumbed to family and tribal pressure and went to medical school and has been a part time family doctor ever since.
This is Jack Micay's first public exhibit. He would like to thank the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation for their generous support.