“People have a sense of the significance of the time we’re living through, and with that comes a need or desire to document it for posterity.
The photos document the author’s life and family history, from a displaced person’s camp after the Holocaust to a Brooklyn childhood.
The women in Hasidic weddings are separated from the men. This photographer works behind the mechitza.
Fischer’s three portfolios - his entire photographic output - has been acquired by the University of Illinois.
He sees himself as the modern-day Roman Vishniac.
A Brooklyn Hasidic newspaper left faces of the female victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre out of a front page spread on the tragedy.
Though Taro’s end was tragic — she was only 26 — it followed the her lifelong pattern of confronting fascism.
The photographer had spent the summer of 2001 on Cape Cod, working to assemble a series of photos he’d taken of lower Manhattan.
“If I were a Jewish woman, I couldn’t do that. As a ‘goye,’ I am foreign and I am tolerated.”
Granick grew up in Stepney, a neighborhood nested in the East End. The area contained a vibrant Jewish community in the early 20th century.