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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibition Opening – Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection


David Seymour – better known as “Chim” — is widely remembered as the first human rights photographer. One of the cofounders of photojournalism’s famous cooperative Magnum Photos, Chim’s work was poignant and emphatic – transcending generations, making him one of the 20th century’s quintessential photographers.

Join Illinois Holocaust Museum for a special presentation by Carole Naggar and Ben Shneiderman to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, “Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection,” which focuses on Seymour’s photographs of post-World War II reconstruction in Europe, European elections, the effect of the war on children, and the birth of the new State of Israel. Naggar is an author and photography historian who has studied Chim’s life and work for decades. Her long-awaited biography, David ‘Chim’ Seymour: Searching for the Light, 1911-1956, will be released this fall. Shneiderman, a distinguished university professor, and Chim’s nephew, will open the program with a monologue about his uncle’s life and work.

On-site guests are invited to come to the Museum prior to our start time to explore the new exhibition.

Reservations required: https://ihm.ec/chimopening


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