Articles in Category: Roman Vishniac

Two Jewish Views of Photography: Vishniac at International Center of Photography

Written on April 12, 2013

Nettie Stub (1938) photograph by Roman Vishniac © Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography
Two masters of modern photography are on view at the International Center of Photography; Chim (Szymin); aka David Seymour and Roman Vishniac.  They are both Jewish and just happen to bring astute but radically different visions to Jewish photographic subjects. These brilliant, exhaustive exhibitions help us examine the fundamentals of what it means to create a Jewish Art in photography.