Roman Vishniac

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Roman Vishniac, 1977
photo by Andrew A. Skolnick

Roman Vishniac ['vɪʃniæk] (Russian: Роман Вишняк; August 19 1897January 22 1990) was a Russian-American photographer and a biologist. He is well known for taking pictures of Jewish culture in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. Many of these pictures are in his book, A Vanished World, published in 1983.