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Annie Liebovitz photographing a Rwandan mother and child living in the Goma camp.

Goma, Zaire, 1994. Photograph by Rick Hodes.

The photo collection in the JDC Archives constitutes one of the most valuable sources in the world for a pictorial study of Jewish life in the 20th century and covers JDC’s worldwide relief, rescue, and renewal activities. The significance of the JDC Archival collection has been noted by photographic experts and by researchers. JDC photos have been in demand by scholars, curators, and filmmakers.

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