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Henryk Ross photographing for identification cards, Jewish Administration, Statistics Department

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© 2015 Art Gallery of Ontario
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  • Overview
    Title
    Henryk Ross photographing for identification cards, Jewish Administration, Statistics Department
    Date
    c. 1941
    Medium
    gelatin silver print
    Dimensions
    6 × 8.5 cm (2 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11 in.)
    Credit Line
    Gift from Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007
    Object Number
    2007/2373
    Type of object
    Photograph
  • Inscriptions and marks
    Inscriptions

    Inscribed in pencil on verso: 300

  • Extended Label
    Ross devised a clever technique for producing identification photographs: he placed his subjects in rows, captured every person in a single frame, and then cropped the print to individual faces. This method allowed him to save film, which he used to take unofficial photographs of the ghetto.
  • Exhibitions & Publications
    Published References

    Frolick, Stuart I. (2017, June), "Eyewitness: Henryk Ross: Only the Pictures Remain", Black and White Magazine: For Collectors of Fine Photography, Issue 121, p. 73. Sutnik, Maia Mari. Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. Exhibition Catalogue. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015, front and back cover; pg 29 (fig. 2).

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