The International Center of Photography (ICP) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum welcome you to the online archive of photographer Roman Vishniac. Together, we developed this innovative digital database to bring all 40,000 objects in the archive to the public for the first time. Vishniac (1897–1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two world wars. He also took thousands of photographs that have rarely been seen before, and about which we know little.

Curators from both institutions are working together to learn more about Vishniac’s photographs. We invite everyone—scholars, students, families, and the general public—to browse the collection.  Perhaps you’ll see a face or place you recognize and be able to tell us more about it. When looking at any image, click the link below it to provide information to the curators.