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Out Of Exile: The Photography of Fred Stein

3 December 2023 @ 19:00 - 21:00

FROM £15

An award-winning documentary about the unknown photographer who created iconic images of the 20th century.

It begins in darkness: the Nazi threat in Germany forces Fred Stein to flee for his life. In 1930s Paris, destitute, he finds a way to support himself – he turns to photography. And thousands of brilliant photographs are born.

The film follows Fred’s and Lilos’, his mother’s, lives as refugees, fleeing from Germany, to Paris and New York. Through Fred’s and Lilo’s own words, taken from letters and diary entries we hear how photography becomes their way to capture the world around them.

Fred Stein’s love for photography lights up the way: weaving throughout the film are images that are sophisticated, beautiful, and touching; as well as his penetrating portraits of some of the most important figures of the mid-20th century, including his famous photos of Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt. Unfortunately, he dies young and his work never gets the recognition it deserves.

Fred’s son, Peter, believes in his father’s work, and sets out to bring it to the attention of the art world. He soon finds out that it is not an easy task…

Book Out Of Exile: The Photography of Fred Stein at Manchester Jewish Museum



3 December 2023
19:00 - 21:00
FROM £15
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Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
Cheetham Hill, Manchester, United Kingdom
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