A party in the Łódź Ghetto

I have been working on a body of work around the photograph  A party in the Łódź Ghetto by Henryk Ross. I  traveled to Lodz, Poland with my students in the 1990’s to visit the Łódź Tapestry Triennal.

I have been haunted by the photograph, ‘A Party in Ghetto’,  seen many years ago in a Sunday supplement, and the image of Ross’ documented tea party has never left me.

Ross (1 May 1910 – 1991) was a Polish Jewish photographer employed by the Dept of Statistics  for the Jewish Council in Poland working as a staff photographer he also documented Nazi  atrocities.from 1941 to 1944.  From 1941 to 1944 he recorded unofficial  images of daily life of the people who lived in the Ghetto .

I have been given kind permission by The Art Gallery of Ontario to use this photograph in my work.

 

 

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

 

 

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

Image: Sam Chick

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