It’s Personal is an exhibition of large-scale photographs detailing small, personal artefacts housed in the archives at Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück concentration camps. These items were donated or left behind by Holocaust victims.
Richard was granted privileged and exclusive access to the closed archives of the memorial sites to photograph items such as the teddy bear of a young Roma boy, a shoe with a secret compartment, and a baby’s dress. These items have not been exhibited to the public. With the research of renowned German historian Dr Robert Sommer, Richard was able to trace the often tragic stories behind these personal artefacts.
“People have been exceptionally moved. I have seen people in tears, and even myself, I find it unavoidable that you tear up when you engage with one of the objects and you read their accompanying story.”
Rosalyn Sugarman - Curator, Sydney Jewish Museum
Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre - December 2019 - January 2020
Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre - February 2020
Sydney Jewish Museum - November 2019 - March 2020
Moscow Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre - March - May 2020
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust - January - June 2020
International Memorial, Moscow - January - September 2020