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Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) photo-documentalist and humanist

Roman Vishniac holding his camera – Unidentified photographer. 1935-38

Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) is an american photographer or Russian origin. Versatile and multi-talented, Roman Vishniac is passionated about biology. 670 more words

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Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) foto-documentalista y humanista

Roman Vishniac holding his camera – Unidentified photographer. 1935-38

Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) es un fotógrafo americano de origen ruso. Fotógrafo polivalente, con múltiples talentos, Roman Vishniac es también apasionado por la biología. 786 more words

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“Everything made by human hands looks terrible under magnification–crude, rough, and asymmetrical. But in nature every bit of life is lovely. And the more magnification we use, the more details are brought out, perfectly formed, like endless sets of boxes within boxes.”

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Theodore Bikel ITSOSA

Full Title = Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem

“I carry Sholem Aleichem with me. I have my entire life… So these two stories, these two journeys are intertwined, his and mine, even though we never met… This is my legacy. 596 more words


The Jewish Ghetto and Photonostalgia: Roman Vishniac's Vanished World

On the 19th of August 1897, one of the world’s most remarkable microbiologists and naturalist photographers, Roman Vishniac was born in Pavlovsk, the Russian Empire. 575 more words

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ArtLark has another triumph with this article profiling photographer Roman Vishniac who captured Jewish life in the pre-Holocaust era in a way that still has profound resonance today. Truly a fascinating man and fascinating subject. You may also not know that Vishniac's son, Wolf, was instrumental in the search for life on Mars. Some amazing stuff here!

Massive photo archive of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life made available to public

A vast U.S. archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers. The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive. 14 more words

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