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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.
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.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of artist's postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Rembrandt — Thinking On Paper – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Master's death
Phyllida Barlow at the Royal Academy – 23 Feb to 23 Jun 2019 – The RA will be showing one of Phyllida Barlow's large-scale installations in the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery
Sorolla — Spanish Master of Light – 18 Mar to 7 Jul 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on a rare exhibition of sixty works by the Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla
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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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