To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) is opening in Bristol Generations: Portraits of Holocaust SurvivorsA partnership project featuring 50 photos of survivors from around the world.
“The exhibition is intended to open in 2020 with 75 portraits to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz,” RPS project curator Tracy Marshall-Grant said via email. When the UK, like many other countries, was placed under its first national lockdown in March 2020, the show was renewed and postponed until this year.
Launching on Thursday, the show features images taken by 13 different photographers, including images taken by Kate Middleton aka Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. RPS worked with partners including the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to connect survivors and their families with photographers. Each photographer was encouraged to approach the project in his own way, resulting in different styles of photographs.