The Roman Vishniac Archive and Collection

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Roman Vishniac (1897–1990) was one of the foremost documentary photographers of the twentieth century. Responsible for talking the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the world wars, his work spans early engagements with modernism in Weimar Berlin to his pioneering scientific research and color photomicroscopy in the 1950s and 60s.

The Roman Vishniac Archive comprises 50,000 objects, including negatives, vintage prints, moving film footage, contact sheets, personal correspondence, family photographs and ephemera spanning six decades. The archive is digitally shared with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

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