Kehillah: photography by Nudrat Afza

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Sat 1 Feb 2020 - Sun 3 May 2020

Home to so many German Jews in the 19th century, the warehouse district they created in Bradford is still called Little Germany.

The city's synagogue built in 1880 in an unusual Moorish style, is a grade II-listed building, which almost shut down in 2013 unable to afford roof repairs - until the Muslim community raised funds to cover costs. A £103,000 lottery grant followed. 

Manningham based photographer Nudrat Afza, embarked on her project to photograph what felt like the synagogue's final chapter. The photographs, all black and white, are a mixture of modern and traditional. 

Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire is a fan of Afza's photography, gifting her a camera for the project. 

Her exhibition, Kehillah, which can mean congregation or community in Hebrew, is supported by Arts Council England.

Listen to the recent BBC interview on the exhibition with Nudrat here:

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