THE GLASS PLATES OF LUBIN features selections from the 2,700 glass photographic plates discovered in the attic of a nineteenth-century apartment building in the former Jewish section of Lublin, Poland. Taken between 1913 and 1930, they capture the teeming life of Lublin before the war, at a time when Jews composed a third of the city’s population. The images include Jews and Poles, children and the elderly, young lovers, workers, athletes, and everyday people who posed for a camera long ago never dreaming that their portraits would one day be of interest to anyone. Unearthed in 2010, the plates have been restored and are now exhibited at the Grodzka Gate–NN Theatre Centre in Lublin, where curator Piotr Nazaruk and his staff continue to work assiduously to identify their subjects and solve the mystery of the photographer who took them.
Photography. Art. Jewish Studies.
Lisa Newman, co-editor of Pakn Treger magazine, has produced numerous books under the Yiddish Book Center's White Goat Press publishing imprint.
Author City: AMHERST, MA USA
Piotr Nazaruk is a researcher and a Yiddish enthusiast. At the Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN Centre he conducts research on the Jewish history of Lublin and curates temporary exhibits. He was born in Biala Podlaska and now lives in Lublin.
Author City: LUBLIN POL
Aaron Lansky, co-editor of Pakn Treger magazine, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center, and author of Outwitting History.
Author City: USA