International Center of Photography

Last Look: Chim at ICP

The International Center of Photography's exhibition "We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933 – 1956 by Chim" is up for one more week, till May 5. Admirers of photography, of Israel and of Ingrid Bergman should visit while it's still possible.

Chim, Wedding under an improvised huppah propped up with guns and pitchforks, Israel, 1952. Chim (David Seymour)/Magnum Photos

Apartheid In (Mostly) Black-And-White

10/03/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

In South Africa, apartheid institutionalized racial segregation in every facet of life and the struggle against it took many forms. From the outset, photography was a critical element both in documenting the impact of the system and the resistance to it.

The International Center of Photography has put together an extraordinarily wide-ranging exhibition that spans the Afrikaner nationalist ascension to power in 1948 through Nelson Mandela’s assumption of the presidency in 1993.

In Gideon Mendel’s 1984 photograph, a German shepherd guards the entrance to a Johannesburg suburb.
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