Leonard Nones: Essential Workers

Derfner Judaica Museum

May. 21, 2024 - Jul. 31, 2024

5901 Palisade Ave
Bronx, 10471
PHONE 718-581-1596


Leonard Nones: Essential Workers features photographer Leonard Nones’s portraits of staff on RiverSpring Living’s Riverdale campus. The series of eighteen archival inkjet prints are tributes to the strength, resilience, and compassion of all the people who work with the Hebrew Home’s residents. It was inspired by the influential Vogue photographer Irving Penn’s Small Trades (1950–51). Like Penn, who invited tradesmen and women into his studio and photographed them against a simple cloth backdrop, Nones welcomed staff from RiverSpring Living into the makeshift studio he set up in the dining room of RiverWalk, an independent living community he lives in that is part of RiverSpring Living in Riverdale.

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