Michael Mail

Michael Mail has had a career working in the charity sector in a range of senior roles.

He is the author of three novels - 'Coralena', 'Exposure' and 'The Three Graves of Samuel Braden'. Coralena was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Novel of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year. He is also a past winner of the Macallan 'Scotland on Sunday' short story competition.

Michael wanted to create a project that would recognise and celebrate the story of the Scottish Jewish community, which led to him establishing Tartan Arts and the initiative to carry out a photographic study of contemporary Jewish life in Scotland.

Michael grew up in Glasgow and now resides in London with his family.

Photo of Michael Mail

Michael Mail

Scottish Parliament
Exhibition Launch
Edinburgh, February 2014

Judah Passow

Judah Passow has been working on assignments for American and European magazines and newspapers since 1978. Based in London, his work has been published extensively by all of the leading British newspapers, and exhibited across the globe. He is a winner of four World Press Photo awards for his coverage of conflict in the Middle East.

He was an Artist In Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1998 where he directed the New Media Centre's Digital Photojournalism Laboratory, and has served as a consultant to the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute.

Photography critic Steve Mayes noted:

"Judah Passow has an extraordinary ability to distil complex situations into powerfully loaded images that are deceptively simple to look at."

Photo of Judah Passow, photographer currently exhibiting his work in the touring exhibition 'Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future'

Judah Passow

92nd St Y
Exhibition Launch
New York, April 2014