Artist: Roman Vishniac (1897–1990)
Title: I watched this little boy for an hour and I saw the all sadness of the world, 1943
A rare Vintage print with photographer copyright, date stamps with clippings from 1943
Condition: print in overall good condition, showing ripples and sign of handling
Recent show at the Photographer's gallery London and ICP New york
Wikipedia: was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. A major archive of his work was housed at the International Center of Photography until 2018, when Vishniac's daughter, donated it to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley.
He won international acclaim for his photos of shtetlach and Jewish ghettos, celebrity portraits, and microscopic biology. His book A Vanished World, published in 1983, made him famous and is one of the most detailed pictorial documentations of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe in the 1930s.Vishniac was also remembered for his humanism and respect for life, sentiments that can be seen in all aspects of his work.
- Roman Vishniac (1897–1990)
- Title of artwork
- I watched this little boy for an hour and I saw the all sadness of the world, 1943
- Gelatin-silver print
- Press Agency/Newspaper Stamp
- Date of print
- Vintage print
- Image size
- 17.5×15.5 cm