1941 (printed later)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 30.7 x 25.9 cm (12 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.); Paper: 35.4 x 27.7 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn 2017.50
Born and raised in Russia, Vishniac moved to Germany after the revolution. A Jew, he moved to France to escape the Nazis, and in 1940 immigrated to New York where he began to do portrait work to earn a living. In 1941 he photographed the acclaimed Russian Jewish painter Marc Chagall who, like Vishniac, had recently arrived in New York fleeing the Nazis.
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