Roman Vishniac Rediscovered

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Feb 11 2016 - May 29 2016

Roman Vishniac (1897–1990), an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer, created the most widely recognized photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. 

This exhibition introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work and repositions Vishniac's iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography. Organized by the International Center of Photography, New York.

Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether you go or not,  Roman Vishniac Rediscovered features Vishniac's best-known work -- the iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust -- and also introduces many previously unpublished photographs spanning more than six decades of Vishniac's work. Displays the prodigious talents as one of the great documentary photographers of the 20th century.

  • Photography
  • European
  • 20th Century
  • Political / Satire / Documentary
  • Roman Vishniac

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