Judah S. Harris is an accomplished photojournalist and fine art photographer, based in Jerusalem and New York. He has spent nearly three decades exploring our surroundings, both near and far, and creating vivid portrayals of people, places, and life's moments. Judah's imagery has appeared in advertising in the United States and other countries, in magazines and publications, including the Op-Ed Pages of the New York Times, and on the covers of more than 40 novels, mostly literary fiction. His photo essays have been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, and Country Living Magazine, and profiles about his work have appeared in Shutterbug, The Picture Professional, American Photo, Photo Insider, and various web 'zines. Judah's photographs are widely appreciated for their distinct composition and a strong sense of narrative.
Judah’s photography documenting Jewish life has been exhibited at the Jewish Museum and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York City, Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv, and the Klutznick National Museum in Washington, D.C. His images are also on permanent display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
A graduate of Yeshiva University in New York City, Judah's interest in the visual arts began at age 13, when he bought a used Super 8 camera with some of his bar mitzvah money. An educator and an inspiring public speaker, Judah gives public talks about his photographs and conducts photo workshops for groups of various ages, from teenagers to adults. He has taught business and creative marketing to Illustration Majors at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and writes on photography and visual literacy.