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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Halina Paszkowska (1927-2017), liaison / fighter and last living member of her platoon in the Warsaw Uprising @ Powazki Military Cemetery on the anniversary of the Warsaw uprising, Warsaw, Poland, August 1, 2016. She was able to hide her Jewish identity during the war. She later had a career as a sound tech on films including filming during the shipyard strike / founding of solidarity. She told me: “The shipyard was my second uprising.”

2019-08-03T15:04:12+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

In a private meeting with leaders of the Jewish community of Poland, Pope Francis is introduced by Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich (l) to JCC Krakow Executive Director Jonathan Ornstein who is giving the Pope a membership card to JCC Krakow, all being interpreted from Polish or English to Spanish by Marcjanna Kubala, a young Polish woman who discovered her Jewish identity as a teenager and is now an active member of JCC Krakow. Krakow, Poland, July 31, 2016.

2019-07-25T20:50:36+00:00July 26th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Polish Jews 1980 Backstage at Warsaw’s Yiddish Theater. Actress Etel Szyc in hooded shawl. May 1980.

2019-07-14T00:06:46+00:00July 12th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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A woman sewing outside Majdanek Concentration Camp, a wartime forced labor and killing center. Most of the camp’s original building and grounds remain intact. The camp-museum is open to the public. Lublin. June, 1975

2019-07-03T03:39:33+00:00July 5th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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Polish Jews 1975 Moshe Shapiro, of Warsaw’s kosher kitchen, washing meat. Shapiro, the kitchen’s ritual slaughterer, was overseer to the cleanliness of both the food and kitchen according to Jewish law. Money for the food and operation of the kitchen came from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. 1975.

2019-06-26T22:18:05+00:00June 28th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

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