The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to announce Fred Schiffer: Lives in Photos, the first in our series of annual pop-up exhibits.
Among the over 120,000 photographs in our collection, those of Schiffer stand out as the work of a true master. Having fled wartime Vienna and post-war Buenos Aires, Schiffer opened his photo studio on Seymour Street in 1958 and quickly established himself as portraitist of immense talent. He was sought out by local luminaries including Arthur Erickson, Chief Dan George, Louis Armstrong, and many other notable figures. Like his peers Fred Herzog and Foncie Pulice, Schiffer tracked Vancouver through its turbulent years of transformation from small town to surging metropolis. His lens was called upon to document each of the sitting mayors and visits by Louis Armstrong and Prince Philip.
Lives in Photos follows from the immensely popular JMABC photo exhibits Vancouver: Bridging its History 1895-1980, featuring the work of Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer, and Leonard Frank: Beautiful British Columbia.
Join us for an Opening Reception
April 16th, 8pm
257 E 7th Avenue
Sponsor: The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC