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Grandfather and granddaught, Warsaw
(c. 1935-1938); printed 1977

gelatin silver photograph
26.2 × 26.4 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Warsaw, Poland
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on support c.: Roman Vishniac
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1978
© Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display
Roman Vishniac’s photographs of Jewish communities in Eastern Europe are tragically prophetic. Working between 1935 and 1939, Vishniac used concealed cameras to take thousands of photographs of life in the ghettoes of Russia, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Lithuania.