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[Jewish schoolchildren, Mukacevo], ca. 1935-38. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered at the Jewish Museum London

One of the most widely recognised photographic records of Jewish life in interwar Eastern Europe

Booking until 24 February 2019 | Visit website

Presented simultaneously at Jewish Museum London and The Photographers’ Gallery, Roman Vishniac Rediscovered is the first UK retrospective of Russian born American photographer, Roman Vishniac (1897–1990).

An extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer, Vishniac is best known for having created one of the most widely recognised and reproduced photographic records of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. Featuring many of his most iconic works, this comprehensive exhibition further introduces recently discovered and lesser-known chapters of his photographic career from the early 1920s to the late 1970s.

The exhibition presents radically diverse bodies of work and positions Vishniac as one of the most important social documentary photographers of the 20th century whose work also sits within a broader tradition of 1930s modernist photography. 

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