Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts to Host Discussion with Renowned Photographer Richard Wiesel about the New Exhibit, “Evidence and Artifact: Documenting the Holocaust through Images”
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Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts to Host Discussion with Renowned Photographer Richard Wiesel about the New Exhibit, “Evidence and Artifact: Documenting the Holocaust through Images”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts to Host Discussion with Renowned Photographer Richard Wiesel about the New Exhibit, “Evidence and Artifact: Documenting the Holocaust through Images”

 

The discussion will be held at 6 pm on October 6

 

WHAT: The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts present an exhibition of Richard Wiesel’s large-scale photographs of artifacts from German concentration camps. Each reproduction in the exhibit is a discreet and often tragic journey into the unimaginable horrors of the Holocaust. The exhibit runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, with an opening event on Oct. 6 that will feature a discussion with Wiesel about his research and artwork.

 

WHEN:

  • Official opening and discussion with photographer Richard Wiesel: 6 pm on October 6 (In person at the Lynn Museum)
  • The exhibit runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021 (Opening hours may vary. For opening hours, COVID-19 restrictions, and more information about the Lynn Museum/LynnArts, please visit lynnmuseum.org).

 

WHERE: Lynn Museum/LynnArts | 590 Washington Street, Lynn, Massachusetts, 01901

 

WHO: Richard Wiesel is a renowned Australia-based photographer who has extensive background in marketing and the film industry. Recently, Wiesel has turned to exploring the use of images in storytelling, especially in the absence of language and documentation. His Berlin Holocaust Memorial Project includes photographs of victims’ belongings from the German concentration and transitional camps Saschenhausen and Ravensbrück. Richard’s new work focuses on trauma and healing after 9/11, including a portrait series of 9/11 responders, entitled Living 9/11: An Exploration of Trauma and Resilience.

 

About the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies was established in 2013, incorporating the Holocaust Center, Boston North, which was founded decades before by the Holocaust survivor Sonia Schreiber Weitz and Harriet Wacks. CHGS is an interdisciplinary academic center committed to advancing research, education and public programming in the fields of Holocaust education, comparative genocide, conflict studies and human rights. Its academic, professional development and public programs aim to educate and empower students, teachers and the community to combat racism, prejudice, ethnic hatred and abuse of authority—the root causes of mass violence and atrocities. The CHGS’s staff can be reached at chgs@salemstate.edu.

 

About Salem State University

Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. One of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth, Salem State enrolls about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and graduate programs that offer degrees in 24 fields. The university also has a continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit programs. Known for the academic strength of its faculty, Salem State was named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2011 and for the 2016-2017 academic year. The university is designated a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education and a Best for Vets College by Military Times. Salem State proudly participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement and has shown a student voting rate well above the national average, earning the university a gold seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.