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What Do You Know About Roman Vishniac?

Check out a great event featuring Tablet’s Alana Newhouse and Maya Benton

by
Adam Chandler
January 24, 2013
Roman Vishniac, [Street scene with swastika flag in background, Berlin], ca. 1935–36. (© Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography.)

Roman Vishniac, [Street scene with swastika flag in background, Berlin], ca. 1935–36. (© Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography.)

The International Center for Photography is hosting an event featuring two of our favorite people: Alana Newhouse and Maya Benton. The topic is the photographer Roman Vishniac, whose archives the ICP acquired just a few years ago.

Join ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton for a lecture on Roman Vishniac and a Q&A with Tablet Magazine Editor in Chief Alana Newhouse. Maya Benton is an art historian who focuses on documentary photographs of Jewish life in central and eastern Europe in the interwar period.

If you’re familiar with Vishniac, you’ll be happy. If you’re not familiar, read up on Vishniac from Alana Newhouse’s excellent piece in the New York Times Magazine, which also features Maya Benton, who worked with the Vishniac family.

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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