Citizen of the World – Lodz Fotofestival


15th Fotofestival – International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland

June 9-19, 2016

The exhibition “Citizen of the World” by David ”Chim” Seymour, one of the creators of the world-famous photo agency, Magnum Photos, allowed the viewers to embark on a journey through various, often breakthrough, moments in world history. Chim, who was born in Warsaw, traveled all around the world with his camera and witnessed many historic events. As a migrant who had lost his family in death camps, he showed particular sensitivity in documenting the fates of refugee children in war-torn Europe by touching, black and white pictures, which are counted among his best known and most popular works. The exhibition in Łódź featured not only these photos, but also gems such as colour photographs by Seymour immortalizing Ingrid Begrman or Audrey Hepburn. The exhibition will be accompanied by screening “The Mexican Suitcase” about discovery of Chim’s, Capa’s and Taro’s negatives. After the screening there was a meeting with the director of the film.

“Citizen of the World” on the Fotofestival website

Ben Shneiderman’s Photo Album from the Lodz Fotofestival (PDF 3MB)

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