photos and commentary by Joan Roth

The Pleasure of Politics

Jewish Women on the Campaign Trail

Joan Roth, peripatetic photographer, knows the fighting spirit, power and pleasure women bring to politics right now. With her camera, she followed the presidential primary campaigns from state to state. Jewish women were notably and energetically involved especially in Hillary Clinton’s campaign, but visible in the Obama and McCain camps too. The challenge will be to ensure that these voters — and others — stay energized through the election itself, and that the powerful feelings generated by candidates transfer to the issues.

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