Abstract: Roman Vishniac Rediscovered is a comprehensive reappraisal of Vishniac's total photographic output, from his early years in Berlin through the postwar period in America. The exhibition is drawn from the Roman Vishniac archive at ICP and serves as an introduction to this vast assemblage comprising more than 30,000 objects, including recently discovered vintage prints, rare moving film footage, contact sheets, personal correspondence, and exhibition prints made from his recently digitized negatives. Content: Over 220 framed objects including vintage gelatin silver and platinum prints and contemporary prints from Vishniac's original negatives, as well as over 150 ephemeral objects and 5 audiovisual elements. Drawn from the International Center of Photography's vast holdings of work by Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), this expansive volume offers a new and profound consideration of this key modernist photographer. In addition to featuring Vishniac's best-known work-the iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust-this publication also introduces many previously unpublished photographs spanning more than six decades of Vishniac's work. These include newly discovered images of prewar Berlin, rare film footage from rural Jewish communities in Carpathian Ruthenia, documentation of postwar Displaced Persons' camps and vivid coverage of Jewish life in America in the 1940s and '50s. Essays by world-renowned scholars of photography, Jewish history and culture address these new-found images and consider them in the context of modernist tendencies in Berlin in the 1920s and '30s; the rise of Nazi power in Germany and Eastern Europe; the uses of social documentary photography for relief organisations; the experiences of exile, displacement and assimilation; and the impact of Vishniac's pioneering scientific research in colour photomicroscopy in the 1950s and '60s. This first retrospective monograph on Roman Vishniac offers many new perspectives on the work and career of this important photographer, positioning him as one of the great modernists and social documentary photographers of the last century. Published in association with the International Center of Photography.
Title and contributions: Roman Vishniac rediscovered / Maya Benton.
Publication: New York Munich : International Center of Photography ; DelMonico Books-Prestel 
Physical description: 383 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 32 cm
Language: English (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)
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