Exhibitions at Joods Cultureel Kwartier | Jewish Cultural Quarter
First retrospective exhibition of the Magnum photographer in Europe
The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam presents the exhibition "Chim (David Seymour): Legendary Photojournalist". It is the most comprehensive overview to date of the Polish-American photographer David Seymour, also known as "Chim". Chim was one of the most significant photojournalists of the 20th century. Together with his friends Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, he founded the photography agency Magnum Photos in 1947. The Jewish Historical Museum is the first mus… more
Early Soviet Photography and Film
Following great success in Lausanne, Paris and Budapest, the Jewish Historical Museum presents the exhibition "Masterpieces from the Howard Greenberg Collection".
Approximately 150 photos from the private collection of New York gallery-owner Howard Greenberg will be on display. Greenberg’s collection features icons by famous photographers such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Edward Steichen, Robert Frank, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, as well as masterpieces by less well-known p… more
The extensive retrospective "Roman Vishniac (Re)discovered" introduces never before seen work of Russian-American photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), who is primarily known for his pre-war photographs of Eastern European Jews. The exhibition, originally mounted by the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, includes recently discovered vintage prints, film footage, personal correspondence and prints made for the first time from a trove of more than 10.000 negative… more
The first exhibition to survey the work of the Amsterdam photographer Philip Mechanicus will open at the Jewish Historical Museum on 24 May. The exhibition offers an overview of Mechanicus’s many-faceted photographic work. Along with many portraits of writers, actors, and artists, it includes street photographs that he took in and around Waterlooplein in Amsterdam, as well as examples of his independent work and commercial photography.
Philip Mechanicus (1936–2005) developed a un… more
From 27 April through 30 September, the Jewish Historical Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Emmy Andriesse, one of the twentieth century’s leading Dutch photographers. Visitors have a chance to see photos of Jewish life, war and liberation – all taken in Amsterdam, the city where the photographer spent most of her working life. The JHM purchased these photographs in 2008 from the Special Collections Department of the Leiden University Library. This unique acquisit… more
My Name is CohenThe influence of a surnameBy Daniel Cohen & Mischa CohenFrom 25 November 2011 to 11 March 2012, the Jewish Historical Museum will present My Name is Cohen in its Print Room. This exhibition, the work of photographer Daniel Cohen and journalist Mischa Cohen, focuses on the question of how much a person's identity and image are shaped by a chance characteristic like a surname. Few names leave such a profound mark on their bearers as 'Cohen' (meaning 'priest'… more
Saul Leiter: New York Reflections Pioneer of color photography in the Netherlands for the first timeFrom 24 October 2011 to 4 March 2012 the Jewish Historical Museum is presenting a retrospective exhibition of the work of the American photographer and painter Saul Leiter (born in 1923). Following a long period of obscurity, Leiter’s work has recently been rediscovered in the United States and Europe. This is the first exhibition of his work in the Netherlands.Saul Leiter is celebrated part… more