Roman Vishniac

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Roman Vishniac (Роман Вишняк)
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Roman Vishniac, 1977. Photo by Andrew A. Skolnick
Born (1897-08-19)August 19, 1897
Pavlovsk, Russian Empire
Died January 22, 1990(1990-01-22) (aged 92)
New York City, United States
Nationality Russian, American
Occupation Photographer, Biologist
Spouse(s) Luta (Leah) Bagg (m. 1918–46)
Edith Ernst (m. 1947–90)
Children Wolf V. Vishniac 1922-1973, Mara Vishniac b. 1926

Roman Vishniac (/ˈvɪʃni.æk/; Russian: Рома́н Соломо́нович Вишня́к; August 19, 1897 – January 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.

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