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Eye as Witness Part 1

In this video, Maiken Umbach looks at the problem of perpetrator photography.

In this step, we explore how exhibitions can tackle the problem of bias in Holocaust photography.

“The Eye as Witness: Recording the Holocaust” is a touring exhibition that Maiken’s team and the National Holocaust Centre and Museum co-created. It opened in 2020, and will finish its national run in 2022. In this film, the team discuss what motivated them to create the exhibition, and they explain the different techniques they used.

In the discussion step, please share your thoughts on the questions Maiken raises at the end of the film. From what you have heard, which techniques do you think are the most powerful in enabling modern audiences to look at Holocaust photos differently? Virtual Reality? Art? Interactive exhibits? Feel free to add comments on other interesting examples you may have seen elsewhere!


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