Exhibit Opening: Stranded in Shanghai: Arthur Rothstein's Photographs of the Hongkew Ghetto, 1946

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU


Please join us on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 for the opening of STRANDED IN SHANGHAI, 1946 at the Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Renowned American documentary photographer Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) produced many iconic photographs of America during the Great Depression, and then for almost 40 years as a photojournalist and director of photography at Look and Parade magazines he brought picture stories of post-war culture and politics into millions of American homes. In April 1946, Rothstein was on assignment in China for the United Nations when he recorded a unique snapshot of Jewish life in Shanghai. Through Rothstein’s lens, we have a rare glimpse into the lives of Jewish European refugees who found tolerance and a temporary home in China during the turbulent years of WW II.

At the opening, the photographer’s daughter, Ann Rothstein-Segan, PhD, will share a brief and intimate portrait of her father’s life and illustrious career. She will describe the unusual circumstances that brought her father into this remote enclave of European Jews in China and reveal how his photographs of the community were lost for twenty-five years, only to be recovered with the help of an unlikely collaborator.

Free for JMOF-FIU Members, FIU Students, Staff & Faculty. Non Members $10.