With the exhibition The Trials and Tribulations of Erwin Blumenfeld, 1930-1950, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme casts light on the career of the famous photographer Erwin Blumenfeld between Europe and the United States.
Erwin Blumenfeld began working as a professional photographer in the Netherlands in the 1930s, before moving to Paris in 1936, where he exhibited and published his work before obtaining a contract with the magazine Vogue shortly afterwards. The Second World War interrupted the work of the artist and he was interned in camps in France. In 1941, he succeeded in emigrating to the United States where he was successful taking up his contract again with Vogue and working for renowned magazines like Look, Life, and Cosmopolitan.
In the course of the exhibition, visitors will discover the life and work of the artist through 180 or so photographs, some of which are presented for the first time to the public. Show runs from 13 October 2022 to 5 March 2023.