Boris Kowadlo  29 November 2010 until 6 March 2011

Photographer between Memory and Future

Boris Kowadlo, Portrait of a boy, Israel, 1950-1952. Spaarnestad PhotoIn the 1940s and 50s, the photographer Boris Kowadlo (1911-1959) compiled a unique visual archive of Jewish life in the Netherlands and Israel. He took memorable photographs of Amsterdam's decrepit, abandoned Jewish quarter, while also documenting, as a photojournalist, the reconstruction of the Dutch Jewish community after 1945. Kowadlo's photo essays on the young state of Israel display not only his great talent and professionalism, but also his faith in a new future. The JHM presents the first broad retrospective of the work of this Dutch-Polish photographer.