Rachel Rosenbaum - 11-30-19

Rachel Rosenbaum, Darkroom Photography: Photos from WWII

November 1st - 31st 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 16th 5-7 PM (calendar)

Blue Moon Camera & Machine
8417 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR, 97203
Monday - Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-5 (except for reception date)
Sunday Closed

Edward E. Rosenbaum (1915 - 2009), a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II, was deployed in the invasions of Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. Throughout his tenure in the Army, he spent time perfecting his photography skills. After the war he settled in Portland, OR to raise a family and focus on his medical practice.

His granddaughter, Rachel Rosenbaum, also found interest in photography and working in the darkroom. In addition to her own work, she has been developing prints from Edward’s negatives found in old boxes kept by his family. Throughout developing her grandfather's photos, she was provided with insight into a part of his life that was unfamiliar to her. Although this project has been an emotional journey it has given her the opportunity to honor and preserve his memory.