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The Lonka Project

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The exhibition ‘The Lonka Project’ opens at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on January 27, 2020, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

‘The Lonka Project’ is a photographic tribute to the last Holocaust survivors still with us today. Throughout the year of 2019, some 250 of the world’s leading photographers in 24 countries have contributed their time and talent to each create a portrait of a Holocaust survivor.

Initiated in Jerusalem by the photographer couple Jim Hollander and Rina Castelnuovo, the project was conceived as a  tribute to Rina's mother, Dr. Elenora “Lonka” Nass (1926-2018). When Lonka was a young girl, she survived five Nazi concentration camps. Now her story serves as a symbol for the unfathomable strength of those who survived the same horrors.

The contributing artists include Alain Keler, Patrick Zachmann, Roger Ballen, Mario Tedeschi, Armin Smailovic, Peter Turnley, Thomas Dworzak, Eli Reed, Stuart Franklin, Maciek Nabrdalik, Steve McCurry, Paolo Pellegin, Tomasz Lazar, Abir Sultan, Heidi Levine, Peter Dejong, Corinna Kern, Greg Williams, Franck Leclerc, Jim Hollender, Rina Castelnuovo, and many more.

The exhibition will on display in New York City from January 27 to February 7, 2020. It will later be showcased in other venues in due course.  

For further details visit
The Lonka Project
United Nations

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