Library Gallery - Current Exhibition
They Fight With Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in World War II From D-Day to Dachau
Exhibition: August 26 - December 16, 2015
Public Program: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
When the United States entered into World War II, it was with a sense of moral duty that many men entered the fight; Walter Rosenblum (1919-2006) was one of them. As a U.S. Army combat photographer Rosenblum landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, then traveled throughout Europe with various combat units. Documenting the war under extremely dangerous conditions, he secured the surrender of 75 German troops, was wounded in combat, and took some of the first motion picture footage of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. Rosenblum was one of the most decorated WWII photographers, awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, five battle stars, the Purple Heart, and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Curated by Manuela Fugenzi, produced by Studio Zizola, Rome, and Daedalus Productions, Inc., New York.
The presentation of this exhibition at UMBC is supported in part by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences, Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Endowment and individual contributors.
A companion book published in English by Postcart Edizioni, Rome, introduction by Manuela Fugenzi and essay by Daniel Allentuck, Daedalus Productions, Inc., New York, is available for purchase at the Albin O. Kuhn Gallery or by email/phone from Daedalus Productions, Inc.
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, on Thursday until 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-2270.