“Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust” With Martin Schoeller

Date(s) - Sep 18, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust



Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for a conversation with photographer Martin Schoeller and Sara Softness, the Museum’s Curator of Special Projects. They will discuss the Museum’s new exhibition, “Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust,” Martin’s acclaimed work, and what inspired him to create this moving instillation. The exhibition will be on view before and after the discussion.

Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust is a powerful photography exhibition showcasing 75 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors taken by famed photographer Martin Schoeller. Stripped of artifice, Schoeller’s photographs portray the beauty, humanity, and resilience of those who survived and grew old in the face of antisemitism — while imagining those who were never given the chance. The portraits are accompanied by a biography of and message from each sitter, as well as video footage documenting the artist’s photographic process. This will be the first exhibition of the profound series in a major U.S. museum.