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The Newest Photographs/The Latest HHJPL News

NOTE: Posts are listed in date order starting with the most recent updates at the top.
September 6, 2023: 2024 Calendar Synagogues of the World now available. Visit HERE or STORE to preview and order.
May 18, 2022: 57 of my Jewish Africa photographs will be on exhibition at the Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Casablanca, Morocco from June 15, 2022 for at least one month. This exhibition was a long time coming due to certain logistical hurdles and covid delays. It will open on the final evening of the Jewish Africa Summit in Rabat/Casablanca from June 13~15, 2022.
January 28, 2022: 
by The Courier (Victoria, Australia), and Australian Community Media (ACM) (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) of my Jewish Photo Library photographs. View my images on the Courier website prior to their removal.
In September 2019, The Courier published 2 of my photographs of the Ballarat Hebrew Congregation (BHC) synagogue without my knowledge, consent, license, or payment. I only became aware of this fact in December in a random internet search of my name (I do that once in a while to see if any of my images are lurking in unauthorized places). 
Within 24 hours of contacting the paper, my images were removed from the website (not so much a response of good will as it was an acknowledgement of copyright infringement — or they would not have removed the images). The images were run with proper accreditation but that does not indemnify them against infringement of copyright because having my name and the name of my Jewish photo archive proves they knew who the rightful creator and copyright holder was. The Courier did not exercise due diligence to confirm consent of usage prior to publication. I have never once heard back from the paper’s editor, Eugene Duffy, to whom I have written numerous times.
James Joyce, executive editor of the the paper’s parent company, Australian Community Media (ACM), claimed, but never backed up, “I can assure you that we take copyright matters seriously.” In another missive, "I can confirm that the images were provided to The Courier by the Ballarat Hebrew Congregation Inc. I am advised that president Mr John Abraham and his organisation say they have the necessary rights to use the images.”
Patently false — never ever do I extend third-party usage permission to any Jewish community I photograph. As noted, the Courier failed to do due diligence nor does the accreditation indemnify the paper against copyright infringement. As the parent company, ACM also bears responsibility and culpability.
It is not in the purview of the Courier or ACM to opine on what constitutes infringement of copyright. They have patently infringed copyright of my images.
To this day, I have not been offered so much as an apology nor fair payment by either the Courier or ACM. I have only been stiff-armed at the end of which is a middle finger.
— Jono David
March 3, 2021: SYNAGOGUES OF AFRICA calendar January 2022-December 2022 / Tevet 5782-Tevet 5783 is a colorful Jewish-themed calendar from Jono David's HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library. The calendar features 12 full-color photographs of synagogues from 12 different African countries and lists all major and minor Jewish holidays. Specs: 11” wide x 8.5” high / 28 cm x 21 cm (closed), 11” wide x 17” / 28 cm x 43 cm high (open), 100# paper. US$11.24.
February 28, 2021: PREVIEW The Jews of Africa: Lost Tribes. Found Communities. Emerging Faiths, an eBook and paperback featuring 230+ photographs by Jono David and essays by 14 experts on Jewish Africa. Publication date: April 1, 2021. Click to PREVIEW the book features and bonuses.
January 28, 2021: I have one portrait featured in The Lonka Project - Virtual Exhibition. Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus. Berlin, Germany. January 27~April 11, 2021.
November 26, 2020: I am honored to have 2 of my photographs (1 from Morocco, 1 from Lebanon) included in “Rebuilding Abraham’s Tent: Historic Kinship, Future Alliances” at the Crossroads of Civilizations Museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This one-day event held on Sunday, December 6, 2020, is a celebration in light of the signing of the Abraham Accords (Israel–United Arab Emirates normalization agreement). It features 17 photographs of synagogues from Arab/Muslim lands. This event aims to launch the foundation for the construction of The Heritage Center for Middle East and North Africa Jewry in Jerusalem. The event will be live-streamed.
August 29, 2020: OUT NOW: eBooks on Amazon Kindle Store from Jono David: Life Before the Holocaust: Portraits of Character (featuring 106 survivor portraits as you have never seen them portrayed before) and Jewish Africa: A Cultural and Historical Photographic Survey (56 tales and some 70 images from Jewish Africa). More information on the Amazon Kindle Store.
JANUARY 4, 2019: Check out my newly updated list of informative, exciting, fun presentation topics. Hire me, and bring the Jewish journey to your synagogue, school, organization or Jewish festival.




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