Paradise on earth, TOZ [Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population] camp in Otwock, near Warsaw
|Location||Otwock Warsaw Poland|
|Dimensions||Image (paper): 11 3/8 x 9 3/16 in. (28.9 x 23.3 cm)
Mount: 19 9/16 x 13 5/8 in. (49.7 x 34.6 cm)
|Print medium||Photo-Gelatin silver|
These rare vintage prints are part of a collection of sixteen recently discovered prints that comprised Vishniac’s first exhibition abroad, and were displayed in the New York office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) in 1938. Vishniac developed these early prints in his apartment in Berlin, and they are rare early examples of his virtuosic skill as a master printmaker. He gifted all sixteen prints to an employee of the New York office of the AJDC who had helped him to organize his first exhibit; these prints are on loan from his son.
© Mara Vishniac Kohn
Collection Philip Allen