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Judith Michelman Gefter

Judith Michelman Gefter, American photojournalist, computer artist, wood sculptor. Member American Society Media Photographers (life).


  • Gefter, Judith Michelman was born on April 4, 1922 in Gloversville, New York, United States. Daughter of Harry Philip and Lena (Elperin) M.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1943. Postgraduate, University Florida, 1966.


    • With Office War Information, War Department, New York City, 1944-1945. Freelance photojournalist Jacksonville, Florida, since 1946.


    • One-woman shows include The Soho Photo Gallery, New York City, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Neikrug Gallery, New York, University N. Florida, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Art Museum, Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University, (recent) Neikrug Galleries, 1992, Cummer Gallery, Jacksonville, 1993, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1994. Exhibited in group shows at United Nations, IPEX, New York, (travelling) American Society Media Photographers, World in Color, Amsterdam, Cummer Museum. Represented in permanent collections Southern Bell Company, Barnett Bank, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, Jo Foxworth, New York, Andre Kertesz estate, Romeo Martinez, Paris, Morris Gordon estate, Betty Bedell, Mary Ann and Shep Bryan, others.

      Works published in (books) More Joy of Photography-Kodak, Encyclopedia Technology Photography-Kodak, Life Laughs Last, Media Loft Audio/Visual Series On Photographers' Careers, Jacksonville Bicentennial, 1976, (magazines) Life, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, National Geographic, Business Week, others, (annual reports) for Coca Cola, Koppers Company, Charter Company, Sav-A-Stop, Blue Cross, Westinghouse, Koger Company (Best Annual Report 1980, 81, 84, Mead Paper Company), others, (advertising) for International Business Machines Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Winn Dixie, Standard Oil Corporation California, Corporation Public Broadcasting, 1982 (Best Visuals), others, (company magazines) for American Telephone & Telegraph Company, International Business Machines Corporation, Standard Oil, Gulf Insurance Company, Shell, Westinghouse, Travelers, others.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member American Society Media Photographers (life).



    Computer art.


    • Married Robert A. Gefter, June 22, 1941. Children: Susan Frances, Jeffrey William, Philip Harry.
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    • 1943
      Pratt Institute
    • 1966
      University Florida
    • 1944 - 1945
      With Office War Information
    • 1946
      freelance photojournalist Jacksonville
      Florida, United States