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    Recalcitrance, Berlin

    Object Name
    Dateca. 1929
    Label Text

    Vishniac’s most accomplished photographs of Berlin were often taken in his own neighborhood, in the Wilmersdorf district that was home to a large number of prosperous Russian Jewish expatriates. This image was taken from the foyer of a building that housed the Lindenbad, a Russian bathhouse near the family’s apartment. Vishniac often positioned himself in doorways or archways, a practice that he continued throughout his career, navigating the new cities he traveled to and inhabited by watching street life from a removed distance and capturing people, as they passed by, who were often unaware of the presence of the camera.

    Gelatin silver print
    Image: 13 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (34 x 27.3 cm) Paper: 13 15/16 x 11 in. (35.4 x 27.9 cm)
    place taken Berlin, Germany
    Credit Line
    Promised Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn
    Accession NumberMVK.968.2008
    © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography

    For all uses of photographs by Roman Vishniac contact ICP at: [email protected].