Gregory Michenaud

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Location: Krakow, Poland
Nationality: French
Biography: Freelance photographer based in Krakow, Poland. Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographer (ZPAF), graduated from Sputnik Mentorship program in 2013 and a participant of the VII Masterclass 2016-2017. Also a participant of few workshops... read on
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Credits: gregory michenaud
Date of Work: 05/01/14 - Ongoing
Updated: 03/30/17
Location: Israel

The story of a grand-son of a “Yibbum child” – it means of a child coming from jewish tradition of levirate marriage – in the search of his identity. The first attempt (as first part of the project) to define what is, for him, to be a jewish is by beginning the practice of religion.

Yibbum (hebrew word for levirate marriage) is a type of mariage which obliges the oldest surviving brother of a man who dies childless to marry the widow of his childless deceased brother, with the firstborn child being treated as that of the deceased brother.