[Cz-L] Vishniac

From: Lilian Madfes <lmadfes_at_adinet.com.uy>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:13:23 -0400
To: Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu
Reply-to: Lilian Madfes <lmadfes_at_adinet.com.uy>

Since a long time I am an admirer of Roman Vishniacs work:
 from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Vishniac
Roman Vishniac ['v??nik]
(Russian:
˯;
August
19, 1897 -
January
22, 1990) was
a renowned
Russian-American
photographer,
best known for capturing on film the culture of
Jews in
Central
and
Eastern
Europe before the
Holocaust.
Vishniac was an extremely diverse photographer,
an accomplished
biologist
and a knowledgeable collector and teacher of
art
history. Throughout his life, he made significant
scientific contributions to the fields of
photomicroscopy
and
time-lapse
photography. Vishniac was very interested in
history, especially that of his ancestors. In
turn, he was strongly tied to his Jewish roots
and was a
Zionist
later in
life.<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Vishniac#cite_note-roman-0>[1]
Roman Vishniac won international acclaim for his
photography: his pictures from the
shtetlach
and Jewish ghettos, celebrity portraits, and
images of microscopic biology. He is known for
his book A Vanished World, published in 1983,
which was one of the first such pictorial
documentations of Jewish culture in Eastern
Europe from that period and also for his extreme
humanism, respect and awe for life, sentiments
that can be seen in all aspects of his work.

I am trying to find out whether there is
something about the Bukowina between his art
works. I know we just research about Czernowitz,
but anyway I would love you to know his work, as
he worked on documenting life of his ancestors
and it concerns documentation before WWII. Take a
look in the net please.

Best regards
Lilian

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