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Roman Vishniac - From Berlin to New York

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Roman Vishniac - From Berlin to New York

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Basic Information

Location 71 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris, France
Date 2014/09/17 - 2015/01/25
Recurring Event: no
Country France
City Paris

Tourist Information

Free entry no
Suitable for kids no
Handicap accessibility yes
Yearly event no
Website http://www.mahj.org/en/index.php


The Jewish Museum of art and history in Paris has an extraordinary photography exhibit 'From Berlin to New York'. The exhibit brings together 220 different pieces of work that has never been seen before. It completely re-evaluates Vishniac’s photography from his early days in Berlin until the post-war years in the United States.

Roman Vishniac has done than any other photographer to shape our impression of Jewish life in Eastern Europe.

History and time period

Roman Vishniac was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. Vishniac was a versatile photographer, an accomplished biologist, an art collector and teacher of art history. He also made significant scientific contributions to photomicroscopy and time-lapse photography. Vishniac was very interested in history, especially that of his ancestors, and strongly attached to his Jewish roots; he was a Zionist later in life.

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