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.
Students in a Jewish work-settlement, Werkdorp Wieringen, The Netherlands, 1939. Unpublished.
CREDIT: Roman Vishniac.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy the International Center of Photography
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