Library Acquisition: Laurence Salzmann Photography Collection
December 3, 2018
We are delighted to announce the gift by Laurence Salzmann and Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann of the Laurence Salzmann Photography Collection.
Consisting of over twenty discrete projects, Laurence Salzmann’s interdisciplinary oeuvre of photography, films, and photo-illustrated books spans over fifty years and four continents and is both fine art and unique anthropological field work. It covers a range of human experiences and geographical locales, from documenting indigenous people in Mexico, Cuba, and Peru, to the last surviving members of Jewish communities in Romania and Turkey, to Black-Jewish relationships in the United States, to Philadelphia local history.