Western Massachusetts Premiere
Sunday, May 7, 3:30 PM
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton
Roman Vishniac is best known for photographing Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the 1930s. Intended to raise funds for impoverished Jewish communities, few predicted that these photographs would provide the last visual records of an entire world. But while Vishniac owes his fame to this specific collection, his prodigious body of work not only depicts an entire era of Jewish history, but also includes considerable contributions in the field of microscopic photography. This exploration of Vishniac’s career and photographs brings to life the world in which he worked and details his dramatic life story and flamboyant personality.
Introduction by Dr. Simon Sibelman, Professor Emeritus of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University and former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum.
Documentary | 2023 | 90 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Laura Bialis