9.14.2010

ANNE FRANK: The Leica Photographs of Otto Frank. Leica Gallery, New York

Anne and Margot Frank, The Netherlands. July 1938
Photograph (c)AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel

Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”

Anne Frank (2nd from left) with her friends on her 10th birthday.


"As an amateur photographer, Otto Frank focuses on a single theme: the life and times of his family, wife Edith and daughters Anne and Margot. Nothing we see in the snapshots of daily life captured by Otto Frank – one of the first users of the 35mm Leica camera - reveals the horrors the Frank Family will later endure."
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"Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father’s office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

After being betrayed to the Nazis, Anne, her family, and the others living with them were deported to Nazi concentration camps. In March of 1945, Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen. She was fifteen years old.

Her diary, saved during the war, was first published in 1947. Today, The Diary of Anne Frank has been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world."

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"Through a unique partnership with the Leica Gallery, The Anne Frank Center USA presents Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album on view from September 22, 2010 through October 30, 2010.

Featuring 70 black-and-white photographs, many of which have only recently been discovered, this exhibition provides viewers with an intimate glimpse into Anne Frank’s life as a young girl."

Opening Reception: Sept 21, 2010
Exhibition Dates: Sept 22, 2010 – Oct 30, 2010

9 comments:

JMW said...

Certainly a bittersweet collection - that first one is wonderful.

joanna kapica said...

This is going to be amazing exhibition. I wish I could visit it and see myself.
Thank you for sharing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Life looks so normal for the family. Wow.

Gustavo Osmar Santos said...

Great,Saludos.

Engra said...

I like the firs photo so much!!

little augury said...

in light of her records-these photographs take on a meaning deeply
beyond what is otherwise everyone's family photographs. Haunting & joyous too.

Polly said...

seeing those photos of happier times while knowing what is soon to happen is heart wrenching...

I hope this exhibition makes it to London!

Paula said...

Knowing who she is makes the photographs so intense. It's like I can't see enough of her.

queerfishes said...

:-)