Fashion Photographer Mikael Jansson Describes His Year Shooting Portraits of Holocaust Survivors

MIKAEL JANSSON has been a photographer for decades, but no project has given him the sense of urgency that he felt shooting his new exhibition, Witnesses. Jansson shot portraits of 97 Holocaust survivors living in Sweden, all of whom were over 90. “I photographed 97 people. Five have died already,” Jansson said recently. “They are the last voices. The stories can be told later, but not by the people who were actually there and experienced these horrible things.” Jansson began shooting Witnesses last November, and the photographs and accompanying videos will be on display at Gallery 5 at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm…

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