Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman

//Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman

International award-winning photographer Chuck Fishman has been involved in Polish Jewish life for more than 40 years. His first monograph, Polish Jews: The Final Chapter, was published in 1977 in the United States. His photographs have appeared on the covers of Time, Life, Fortune, Newsweek, The London Sunday Times and The Economist. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; the United Nations; POLIN: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews; and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He has earned prestigious World Press Photo Foundation medals four times. We are thrilled and honored to be able to present each week one of Chuck’s iconic photos of Polish Jewish life.
Enjoy.

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Polish Jews 1983 Artist Jonasz Stern (1904-1988) in his Krakow studio and flat. Surviving near death experiences during the Holocaust, he claimed that fate granted him a second life which he then committed to artistic issues including teaching and supporting artistic groups. Krakow, Poland. June 1983

2019-05-31T12:52:09+00:00May 31st, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Pope John Paul II (in white, back to camera, lower right) at Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp, Poland, June 7, 1979

2019-05-23T21:03:02+00:00May 24th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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83-year-old Dr. Hieronim Krug, the oldest living advocate (lawyer) in Krakow, in the courtyard of the Remu Synagogue awaiting Friday night services. Like other Polish Jews, Krug survived the Holocaust by escaping east to Russia. June 1975.

2019-05-10T04:12:37+00:00May 10th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Polish Jews 1979. Waiting for sunset and a minyan*, if possible, on Szeroka street in front of the Remu Synagogue. Krakow, Poland *a minimum of 10 Jewish men required for an orthodox service.

2019-05-01T19:54:49+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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