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Chris Schwarz was an acclaimed British photojournalist whose intellectual curiosity led him to travel widely and investigate a great range of topics. He worked for publications including Time Out and The Independent; collections of his photographs on social-welfare issues––including poverty, health issues, involuntary migrations, and urban ecology––were published in book form and displayed in exhibitions. His father’s origins in Lwów and his own interest in the Solidarity movement led him to Poland, where he teamed up with Jonathan Webber to work on the Traces of Memory project. Imbued with a passionate sense of social consciousness, in 2004 he opened the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków to showcase his photographs as a way of bringing the story of the Jewish heritage in Polish Galicia to Poland and to the world. He died in 2007.
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