Maya Benton introduces Roman Vishniac Rediscovered on NYC-ARTS.
Roman Vishniac Films
In addition to his still photography in 35mm and 120 formats, Vishniac also shot 16mm motion picture film. While much of this material was lost, some outtakes have recently surfaced. Here are some digitized segments:
- [Carpathian Ruthenia], 1938
- [Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor (ORT), Marseille], 1939
- [Vishniac Family], 1927
Audio Slide Shows
ICP holds audio recordings of a number of lectures by Roman Vishniac. We will be adding more audio content associated with his images over time:
(USC) Shoah Foundation
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered Symposium
In conjunction with the publication of Roman Vishniac Rediscovered (International Center of Photography and DelMonico Books•Prestel), ICP and the Center for Jewish History held a daylong symposium on October 25, 2015.
Attended by 500 people, the symposium featured more than 20 world-renowned speakers, including museum directors and curators, scholars in the fields of American, German, and Jewish studies, history, biology and medicine, internationally celebrated editors, archivists, film and art critics, and the award-winning graphic designer of the Vishniac publication. The symposium was co-sponsored by ICP, the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Video of the symposium can be viewed here:
Generous funding for the program was provided by the Andrew and Marina Lewin Family Foundation, Joyce Linker, the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.