Using “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross” as a guide, discuss how trauma and hope are expressed by artists and received by art lovers. Contemplate the role of the artist in preserving memory as well as documenting history.
Ewa Matyczyk, adjunct instructor
Above: Lodz ghetto: Henryk Ross photographing for identification cards, Jewish Administration, Department of Statistics, 1940. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift from Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007. © Art Gallery of Ontario.
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