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Roman Vishniac Rediscovered: Maya Benton

Jewish Book Week 2017
Spoken Word / Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 8:00pm / Hall Two
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In a richly illustrated talk Maya Benton presents Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, featuring the full range of his artistic genius.

In addition to his iconic images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust there are unpublished photographs spanning more than six decades, including images of pre-war Berlin, post-war displaced persons’ camps, and vivid coverage of Jewish life in America in the 1940s and 50s. This first retrospective monograph on Roman Vishniac offers many new perspectives on the work and career of this important photographer, positioning him as one of the great modernists and social documentary photographers of the 20th century.

Clare Grafik is Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery.


Maya Benton is a curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. She has curated numerous travelling exhibitions, lectures widely, and is a frequent contributor to magazines and museum catalogues. Her recent exhibition, Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, is travelling internationally through 2022. She is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her next book will be an anthology of seminal texts on Jews and Photography.

Clare Grafik has worked at the ICA, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Hayward Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and, since 2003, now leads the exhibitions team at The Photographers’ Gallery.

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Photos from top: Maya Benton, Clare Grafik

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