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Mišo Remembers Auschwitz

A professor emeritus of photography in Indiana University’s School of Art and Design, Jeffrey Wolin has long been interested in the power that photographs hold in the recollection of memories. In the late 1980s, he began a project that combined portraits of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust with written transcriptions of their personal stories. Wolin’s photo-text style merged the faces of the present with the voices of the past. Sometimes, he asked the sitters to pose with a photographic portrait of themselves or a lost loved one taken just before, during, or immediately after War II. In this image, Mišo holds a picture of his father, who died in Auschwitz at age forty-four.

Jeffrey A. Wolin
American, born 1951
Mišo Remembers Auschwitz from the series Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust
1988
Toned gelatin silver print with silver ink
Image: 14 11/16 x 18 5/8 in. (37.3 x 47.3 cm); sheet: 15 7/8 x 19 13/16 in. (40.3 x w. 50.3 cm); mount: 21 15/16 x 28 in. (55.7 x 71.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 90.18.4

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