|MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (JTA) — Max Penson has made a comeback
nearly a half-century after his death.
At the height of his fame, the Jewish photojournalist’s work
appeared often on the front pages of Soviet newspapers. One of his
pictures took a top prize at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris.
But Penson fell victim to the growing anti-Semitism of Josef
Stalin’s totalitarian regime, lost his job and spent the rest of his
life suffering from illness and depression.
When he died in 1959, it seemed his work was doomed to languish
Even Penson’s oldest son didn’t realize the value of the old
negatives stored in his apartment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
“I had no idea of the significance...
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