The Photographer's Gallery (together with the Jewish Museum) will be putting on a retrospective of work by the Russian-born American photographer, Roman Vishniac.
Vishniac is best-known for recording what Jewish life was like in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. But alongside many of these iconic works Roman Vishniac Rediscovered will introduce you to some of the lesser-known chapters of his career during the early 1920s and late 1970s.
It was following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that he immigrated to Berlin and joined one of the city's flourishing camera clubs. The cosmopolitanism and rich cultural experimentation happening in Berlin inspired him to document his surroundings, and this early body of work shows the influences of framing and compositional ideas that were common at the time.
Vishniac's development coincided with the huge and unsettling political changes that occurred in Germany in the 1930s, which he captured in his images. This quickly became a focal point of his work and drew the attention of various organisations wanting to raise the world's awareness.
After the war he worked as a freelance photographer in New York where he had a successful portrait studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He also dedicated himself to the science of Photomicroscopy, and this became the primary focus of his work during the last 45 years of his life.
All I Know Is What’s On The Internet – 26 Oct 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – This exhibition examines the role that photography once had, and how it has changed in this age of internet images
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Renzo Piano — The Art of Making Buildings – 15 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – This exhibition will explore the buildings of Renzo Piano - the famous Italian architect who designed The Shard
Courtauld Impressionists — From Manet to Cezanne – 17 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and more.
Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome – 22 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
Italian Renaissance painters, Mantegna and Bellini – 1 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna.
Pierre Huyghe — UUmwelt – 3 Oct 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 – Pierre Huyghe's new exhibition at the Serpentine uses images of people's brain activity and a birthing chamber of live flies
If you enjoy Photographer’s Gallery then you might like to visit 18 Stafford Terrace (catch the train from Oxford Circus to High Street Kensington)
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