[Boy with kindling in a basement dwelling, Krochmalna Street, Warsaw]
|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This previously unpublished photograph attests to Vishniac’s bold and innovative use of composition: the slim, vertical register of kindling wood, offset by a corner of Yiddish newspaper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
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn, 2013