We teamed up with the British photographer, publisher and film director Rankin for the [Extra]Ordinary Portraits competition in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.
Rankin’s [Extra]Ordinary Portraits focusses the photographer’s lens on ordinary people who survived genocide. Rankin has made five images; four of men and women who survived the Holocaust or genocide, and one of the teddy bear who accompanied Holocaust survivor, John Hajdu MBE, through the Budapest ghetto and beyond.
Working with Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is always an incredible honour, it’s an ongoing relationship and one that I hope continues long into the future. To meet with survivors and to be entrusted with capturing their stories is more than just a project – it’s a privilege. Collaboration is the key to everything I do, so when each survivor steps onto set I work with them to ensure we do their story justice. I learn so much from every survivor’s story, their ability to take what has happened to them and turn it into something positive is nothing less than inspirational.