"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I've spent some time recently making portraits of Holocaust survivors who live in and around Kansas City. They will be added to the extensive archive of portraits and recorded accounts housed at Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. The last time I photographed our local survivors was in 2000 for the exhibition and subsequent book From the Heart: A Mosaic of Memories. At that time, their average age was 80. A few fell through the cracks or weren't sure they wanted to participate in the project. We're making an effort now to make sure all who are still living are included in this important body of work. Here are a few of my favorites from the past couple of sessions.