The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Photographer Chuck Fishman: A Lens on Jewish Poland

In conversation with Chuck Fishman we learn about his 45-year career as a freelance photographer whose work focuses on social and political issues with a strong humanistic concern. In 1975 he traveled to Poland to photograph the “dwindling remnant of a once-vibrant Jewish community on the brink of extinction,” and he has returned several times, most recently to photograph the Jewish community’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis occurring there now. Chuck Fishman’s visiting exhibit Roots, Resilience and Renewal—A Portrait of Polish Jews, 1975–2016 is on view at the Yiddish Book Center through fall 2022.

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