David Shneer - “ 'Grief': The History of the World’s First Holocaust Liberation Photograph and the Man Who Made It"
|When||May 03, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM |
|Where||Rosenwald Hall, Room 015 |
|Contact Information||Chicago Center for Jewish Studies |
|Description||Blockbuster photography shows like "War/Photography" about the history of photography’s role in documenting war and "Faking It," which looks at photographic manipulation “before Photoshop,” have riveted audiences by the thousands. One artist appears in both, a Soviet photographer named Dmitrii Baltermants. In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Shneer will tell the story of Baltermants' most famous photograph, titled "Grief," from its wartime origins on a killing field after a Nazi mass murder campaign against Jews and others in southern Russia to its star-studded feature role in major art exhibitions in the 21st century. Dr. David Shneer is the Louis P. Singer Chair of Jewish History and Professor, History, Religious Studies, and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado - Boulder. His lecture is made possible through funding by the Jean and Harold Gossett Lectureship in Memory of Holocaust Victims Martha and Paul Feivel Korngold. |
|Categories||Conferences/Lectures, Lectures |
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