Out of Focus
Curator Maya Benton discusses how the image of shtetl life we’ve gotten from Roman Vishniac is a distortion not only of life in the Old World but of the photographer’s own oeuvre
Click below for audio commentary by curator Maya Benton, as interviewed by Alana Newhouse.
American Joint Distribution Committee food distribution office in the Displaced Persons Camp, Germany, 1947.
CREDIT: Roman Vishniac.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy the International Center of Photography
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