An elder of the village, Vysni Apsa
|Historical Location||Carpathian Ruthenia Czechoslovakia|
|Dimensions||Image (Paper): 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.3 x 24.1 cm)|
|Print medium||Photo-Gelatin silver|
It was 1938, but warmth and light were provided in the dwellings of the village of Upper Apsa by burning branches and logs. I remember so well the firelight illuminating the hands and face of this village elder, whose advice was sought by members of his community. How wise and comforting a man he seemed to be.
A Vanished World / Roman Vishniac; with a foreword by Elie Wiesel, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983, plate 3.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn
Museum Purchase, International Fund for Concerned Photography, 1974