LONDON | until Feb 24, 2019
The Photographers' Gallery
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Presented at The Photographers’ Gallery and Jewish Museum London, this exhibition marks the first UK retrospective of Russian-born, American photographer, Roman Vishniac (1897–1990).
Vishniac is best known for creating one of the most widely recognised photographic records of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. Drawn from the vast Vishniac Archive held at the International Center of Photography, New York, this cross-venue exhibition features many of his most iconic works, alongside recently discovered and lesser-known chapters of his photographic career from the early 1920s to the late 1970s. It affirms Vishniac’s position as one of the most important social documentary photographers of the 20th century while offering new perspectives on his remarkable practice.