International Center of Photography

Old Holocaust-era Photos Find New Life Online

Digitalized archives of Roman Vishniac will enable survivors to identify relatives’ images.

09/09/2014
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In a black-and-white, undated photograph from an unidentified cheder in pre-World War II Europe, a row of young Jewish boys, caps on their heads, are sitting at wooden desks, brittle old books of Torah spread before them.

It was a familiar image for Rob Fried, who grew up in East Meadow, L.I.

A native of Russia who settled in the U.S. Courtesy of ICP

Roman Vishniac Archive Chronicling Pre-Shoah Eastern Europe Goes Online

08/28/2014
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An archive of photographs taken by Roman Vishniac documenting the life of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jews is available online.

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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