Laura Pannack, Baruch

What happens when you leave your old life behind? “I don’t want Baruch’s decision to be seen as him leaving his religion; that isn’t what happened. He is proud to be Jewish, but wanted to explore certain things that his lifestyle did not permit. So he broke away from his community.” Laura was awarded a grant and equipment from Lumix ‘Stories for Change’ (an ongoing collaboration between the BJP and Panasonic Lumix) to create a new body of work focusing on the themes of Inclusion and Belonging. After a year of research trips to Israel, she found her subject.