The Exhibition consists of 73 black and white photographs, original silver gelatin prints. Their creator is Chuck Fishman, an independent American press photographer known, among others, for his masterful and highly expressive portraits of jazz musicians.
His photographs has earned him prestigious World Press Photo Foundation medals four times and were featured on the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Fortune and many other magazines. In his highly individualized artistic manner, Chuck epitomizes the ethos of a photographer documentarian of Jewish life in post-war Poland.
The images selected for the RE-GENERATION. Jewish life In Poland Exhibition cover different periods and are divided into two parts. The earlier ones taken in the 1970s and 1980s depict the few remaining members of the “struggling” remnant Jewish communities of Kraków, Wrocław, Warsaw, Lublin, Łódź, Przemyśl. In contrast, the photographs taken since 2000 (the most recent ones at the 75th commemoration of the Ghetto Uprising in 2018) present the renewed Jewish congregations and organizations where jubilant young people demonstrate enthusiasm and astuteness as they engage in the renewal of Jewish religious and cultural life in the country.
Curators|Teresa Śmiechowska, Tomasz Strug
Partners|Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja, Fundacja Polskiej Sztuki Nowoczesnej
Benefactor|Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Media patrons|Artinfo.pl, Fototapeta, Jewish.pl, Polskie Radio RDC, Vogue Polska