March – May 2015
Holocaust Remembered is an installation made possible through collaborations between THEMUSEUM, The Stratford Festival, and The Stratford Perth Museum. This photograph-based installation features black and white portraits by Toronto-based photographer Jason Schwartz. The portraits will be accompanied by oral histories from survivors and original artifacts from the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of European liberation from Nazi occupation. Through this installation, visitors will be given the opportunity to reflect on how these events still affect the lives of people today. The stories that will be presented will allow for reflection and remembrance regarding the tragic event that took the lives of millions.
Experience the inspirational true story of Anne Frank – Innovative staging brings new life to this timeless drama of courage, compassion and the indomitable human spirit, now playing at the Stratford Festival. The perfect adjunct to your Museum experience. To learn more click here.
Looking to learn even more about Anne Frank? The Stratford Perth Museum will be the venue for a new traveling exhibit from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The exhibit will run from June 6th to October 12th, 2015. This exhibit will tell the story of Anne Frank and prompt visitors to reflect on today’s society. It will also feature new Canadian content that has never been presented before, including narrative exploring the role of Canadian soldiers in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. To learn more click here.
Photographer Biography | Jason Schwartz
Jason Schwartz is a freelance photographer/location scout residing in Toronto, Canada.
His newest work entitled “Infinite” is a meditative series of seascapes shot with his Hassleblad with good old fashioned film.
He has documented the stories of Israeli victims of terrorism on behalf of One Family Fund. He has also completed a major commission on behalf of The Florida Holocaust Museum photographing 115 Holocaust survivors in Southwest Florida (2001) as well as his own book of portraits entitled “The Ghosts That Haunt Us”-Portraits of Holocaust Survivors” (1997).
Spanning a twenty-five year period, Schwartz has exhibited internationally and has photographed various celebrities including Eric Clapton, Judy Blum, Amos Oz and Lech Walensa.
He is currently accepting commissions to photograph aging parents and grandparents in his signature style that features the handwritten messages of his subjects under their photographs.
The prints on exhibit are on sale for from $200-$500 framed.
Schwartz will be exhibiting a collection of his paintings and photographs nearby at 924 St. Clair Ave. West for the month of November. He can be reached at[email protected] or by telephone at (416) 871-6967.
More of his work can be viewed at jason-schwartz.com