Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust by Harry Borden. First edition (2017). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Signed dated and located by author to title page by Harry Borden. No markings, this is a brand new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust
So, over the course of five years, acclaimed photographer Harry Borden has traveled the globe photographing survivors of the Holocaust. The people featured vary in age, gender and nationality, but are all tied together by their experience and survival of one of the darkest moments in human history.
Each photograph is also accompanied by a handwritten note from the sitter, ranging from poems, to memories, to hopes for the future. Therefore creating a strong sense of intimacy between sitter and reader. This intimacy is amplified by the home settings of many of the photographs, along with the photographer’s use of available light at each scene. At the end of the book is a section providing more information about the person in each portrait, and about how and what they survived, together with the historical context of the events they lived through.
Thought-provoking and also touching, this book conveys the dignity and humanity of each subject’s character. Survivor is a unique and powerful testimony of what it is to live with memories of the Holocaust.
‘Survivor: A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust’ published on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017.
Martin Parr said, “something really to behold, a substantial project of some real depth and authority. By flicking through the pages you can sense the amount of research, patience and hard work that has been invested. The portraits, as always with Borden are simple, effective and very telling.”
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