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The Visual Archive: Documenting the Holocaust and Genocide Through Photography
April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Visual archives offer tangible proof of the horrors that have befallen communities who have experienced genocide and mass atrocities. This event explores the importance of using photography to document the existence and destruction of Jewish and Native American communities. First, contemporary fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis will showcase his project, On This Site, which uses photography and an interactive map to highlight culturally significant Native American sites on Long Island. Then, curator, art historian, and art critic Maya Benton will discuss her work in creating both an exhibition and archive of the Russian American photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990)’s catalog of 40,000 objects through a partnership between the International Center for Photography and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This event is a collaboration between the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and the Museum and Gallery Studies Program in the Art and Design Department at Queensborough Community College (QCC). It is co-sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; and the Museum Studies MA Program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.