Aviva Klein

portrait and documentary photographer and director
 
In The Shadows
Location: New York
Nationality: American
Biography: Aviva Klein is a NYC based visual creative with over 10 years experience. As Principal Creative of her own company, Aviva is charged with leading a variety of creative teams in transforming challenging subjects into powerful and lasting... read on
In this portrait series, I show a glimpse into the life of an Agunah.  Agunot (plural) are Orthodox Jewish women trapped in dead marriages against their will by recalcitrant husbands who refuse to grant a Jewish divorce, a Gett. I explore their loneliness and despair, never able to remarry unless their husband relents, and grants the Gett. Most of the women in this series have requested to not reveal their identity.



A portion of this series was published in Newsweek in 2015.
This series was exhibited at Yale University in 2016.
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