Henri Dauman: Looking Up
Henri Dauman arrived in New York on December 12, 1950 on the Liberté. With nearly empty pockets he set out to follow the promise of the life he had always desired, leaving the tragedy of his past behind. At first sight, Henri is a self-made photographer who rose through the ranks to become one of the most highly regarded photographers in the world. His cinematic style has allowed him to capture some of the biggest names and events in history with a unique perspective. But behind the lens of his Nikon camera is an awe inspiring man who has time-and-again refused to submit to the adversity of his early life. The Holocaust robbed Henri of both of his parents, leaving him an orphan at age thirteen. Now, sixty-five years later, his success is not only defined by his million picture archive but by his thirty five relatives that traveled halfway across the world to honor his life’s work in his most recent retrospective exhibition opening in Paris.