It is a small number of survivors of The Holocaust who remind us that we should never forget the atrocities committed in Europe. Today, January 27th, also happens to be International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Danny Weiss, a wedding and commercial photographer based in Manhattan, New York, just wrapped up a 3 year personal project photographing 18 survivors.
Within a few short minutes of discovering this series of portraits on his Facebook page, we had committed to a day and time to meet online to discuss the genesis of this project, how it took shape over time and what he hopes to do with it moving forward.
I invite you all to listen to this short podcast to learn a little bit about how Danny found his mission and approached photographing each of the survivors in his own style.
The Interview with Danny Weiss
You can find Martin Schoeller's work in this New York Times article. His book, Survivors: Faces of Life After The Holocaust will be released on June 25th.
75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Survivors Urge World To Remember
Max Hirschfeld's book, Sweet Noise: Love In Wartime, is about his parents “who had a secret romance while they waited to be deported to Auschwitz.”
The Lonka Project is now at the United Nations in New York City. Access is limited, but please contact Jim Hollander (at firstname.lastname@example.org), to arrange for an escorted visit to the show.