(Children playing among the wreckage of the D-Day invasion. Normandy, France, 1947. © David Seymour (CHIM) Estate/Magnum)

The Empathy of an Outsider – A Symposium on the Photography of Chim (David Seymour)

A symposium following the exhibition “Capturing  History: The Photography of Chim”
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Bnai Zion Auditorium

Guided Tour of the exhibition “Capturing History: The Photography of Chim (David Seymour)” with Asaf Galay, exhibition curator
Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Dr. Orit Shaham-Gover, Chief Curator of Beit Hatfutsot
  • Prof. Milette Shamir, Vice Dean of the Humanities for Academic Affairs, Tel Aviv University

Session One: Photographing the Children of World War II. Chair: Prof. Yael Darr, Children and Youth Culture Studies, Tel Aviv University

  • Carole Naggar, Author and Photography Researcher – Chim’s Photographs of the Children of Europe after World War II
  • Prof. Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, University of Tübingen – The Idea of a Better World: Photographs of Children by Chim (David Seymour), Anna Riwkin-Brick and Tim Gidal


Break and Refreshments

Session Two: The Spanish Civil War through the Eyes of Documentary Photographers

  • Prof. Raanan Rein, Vice President of Tel Aviv University – The Ghosts of the Spanish Civil War: Beyond the Negatives

Screening of the documentary film The Mexican Suitcase (2011), director Trisha Ziff, on the discovery of Spanish Civil War negatives taken by Chim, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa

The symposium will be in English and Hebrew with simultaneous translation.

Free Admittance

The public is invited

Kindly register in advance:

Information and Registration:

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