Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Lonka Project is a photographic exhibition that pays tribute to the world’s last living Holocaust survivors. Throughout 2019,  250 of the world’s leading professional photographers from 24 countries were each asked to capture a Holocaust survivor in the context that makes a unique and memorable statement about their lives. AtEdge photographers Lori Adamski-Peek, Ethan Pines, Andy Anderson, Andrew Bordwin, Howard Schatz, and John Myers each contributed the following survivor portraits to the project.

Today marks the exhibit’s inauguration at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, which will continue to run through February 7th, 2020. The Lonka Project will also appear both in traveling exhibitions in the US, Israel, and Germany and will be printed as a book. Click here for more information on how and where to view the exhibit.

Joe & Edna Pell by photographer Lori Adamski-Peek

First row: Fania Itskovich, Michael “Mickey” Bieder, Adela Manheimer, Barbara Drotow.
Second row: Miriam Reitzenstein, Paula Goldstein, Regina Lewin, Maria Ross.
Third row: Kathy Schenk, Ernest Lorant, Toby Tambor, Inge Boos.
Fourth row: Arthur and Rochelle Zicherman (both survivors).

by photographer Ethan Pines

Ben Ferencz by Andy Anderson

Rachel Gidali by photographer Andrew Bordwin

David Marks by photographer Howard Schatz

Leon Schagrin by photographer John Myers