Joan Roth, President of Jolen Press, is also an internationally acclaimed Photographer who creates powerful portraits portraying the universal strength and beauty of Jewish women, Ethiopian Jews, and other subjects, as they exist, influence, and are influenced by a variety of cultural surroundings.
The images are fascinating, the stories and biblical quotes she adds to her photos create both a personal and historical dimension.
Although Joan's projects usually begin as a personal journey, the outcome turns out to be a universal cosmic vision.
Jolen Press is a publishing venue for Joan Roth's work. Roth has plans to expand her company and to publish other visual artists.
To date Jolen Press
is the publisher of Jewish Women: A World of Tradition
and Change, Shopping Bag Ladies of New York, which depicts
the lives of homeless women living in New York City during the 1970's,
In the Merit of Women: A Rosh Chodesh (New Moon)
Calendar, which features images of Jewish women and relevant biblical
quotes. New from Jolen Press is A Special
Kind of Light, a Sabbath Candle-Lighting Poster which is full of images
of Jewish women lighting Sabbath candles around the world and relevant
biblical quotes; The Jews of Ethiopia, a book
of rare and intimate moments in the lives of the disappearing Ethiopian
Jewish community and their reunification in Israel, In
the Merit of Women, a 13 Month Rosh Hodesh (New Moon) Calendar which
will be the second release of Joan Roth's 1997 calendar, this time with
color images of Jewish Women around the world.