Sep 9: Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein: Beyond Shanghai

Arthur Rothstein, best-known for his Dust Bowl photography during the Great Depression, was the recipient of more than three dozen awards in photography and photojournalism over the course of his career. One of his lesser-known projects included an assignment photographing the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai during World War II, showcased in Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s new exhibit, Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust.

Join the Museum for an illustrated lecture that will place Rothstein’s Shanghai photo essay in the context of his extraordinary 50-year career. The lecture will be presented by Rothstein’s daughter, Dr. Ann Rothstein Segan, and her husband, urban planner and affordable-housing specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Brodie Hefner.

Register for the virtual program here. After registering, you will receive an email with information about how to access the program.

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is a community partner for this event, along Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, and Sheerit Hapleitah of Metropolitan Chicago.

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 6:30pm CDT
Location: Virtual