"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Roman Vishniac (August 19, 1897)
Vishniac was accomplished in several fields, but is most known for his photos of Jews in Eastern Europe between the wars. His book A Vanished World and Children of a Vanished World are especially important in preserving a visual record of lost communities. For more details see this article.