SPECIAL EVENT | Iconic images of Henri Dauman in Atlanta

Photography Exhibition of Henri Dauman

The Breman Museum, Midtown Atlanta presents Henri Dauman Looking Up. Iconic Photography that Defined the 20th Century opening September 15th on display through December 30, 2019.

Henri Dauman’s photography documents some of the most important events and personalities of the 20th century, from the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, to Buddhist priests in Vietnam and the Castro revolution. His images capture the American experience during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. This Holocaust survivor and self-taught photographer produced iconic images for the covers of Time, Life Magazine and various other publications.

Born in France, Dauman was only 9 when his father was taken by the Nazis to the Auschwitz concentration camp where he died that same year. Dauman and his mother escaped and hid for several years. At 17 he was invited to New York City by his uncle.  “He asked if I wanted to come and live in the United States, and I said, ‘Sure.’  I had been dreaming of New York, seeing it in the movies and photographs.  It’s such a photographic city.  It’s like a big movie set.”

Henri Dauman’s photographs were recently featured in Paris, and in KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles.

The Breman Museum, a preeminent cultural center in the Southeast, connects people of all backgrounds in understanding and appreciation of Jewish history, culture and arts. Its midtown Atlanta location hosts a special, permanent Holocaust exhibition highlighting the resilience of local survivors, plus comprehensive archives on Southern Jewish History, the most extensive of their kind.

Exhibition | September 15 – December 30

The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street, Midtown Atlanta

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