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[Boy with kindling in a basement dwelling, Krochmalna Street, Warsaw]

Date ca. 1935-38
Location Warsaw Poland
Dimensions Image (paper): 16 1/16 x 16 in. (40.8 x 40.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

This previously unpublished photograph attests to Vishniac’s bold and innovative use of composition: the slim, vertical register of kindling wood, offset by a corner of Yiddish newspaper on a table and triangle of lace at the window, is balanced by the young boy’s sideways glance peering out from the corner of the frame, reflecting a modern sensibility not usually associated with Vishniac’s work in Eastern Europe.


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

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Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013

Feedback Accession No. MVK.533.2008