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My Russian Jewish Family Relic

Photography 2012-2013

“My Russian Jewish Family Relic” is a portrait series accompanied by audio interviews, photographed and recorded by Svetlana Didorenko. These images present the stories of family heirlooms of Jewish immigrants from the former USSR living in the US.

From household objects to letters and documents, these objects, passed on from generation to generation, reflect personal joys and tragedies of the Jews of the former Soviet Union against the backdrop of the Russian Jewish history from 19th century to today. The series explores personal relationships with memory and our common history through family lore.


Svetlana Didorenko My Russian Jewish Family Relic