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Honoring Clemens Kalischer

    • Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Berkshire Eagle — Used with permission

      Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Berkshire Eagle — Used with permission

On June 9th, the world lost one of the most important photographers of our time and our community. Although his images of displaced people arriving in New York City post-World War II are his most recognized work, generations of Miss Hall’s students remember Clemens Kalischer as the kind, thoughtful man who captured their yearbook photos. In doing so, Mr. Kalischer would spend an afternoon with each senior, first having them fill out a questionnaire to learn more about them. He would then try to select a location for the portrait that matched their interests. He also photographed many special events at the School.

In honor of his remarkable life and many contributions, and to ensure the memory of this great man lives on at MHS, we would like to establish the Clemens Kalischer Photography Award. 
The entire Miss Hall's community is invited to contribute to our $25,000 goal to recognize Clemens Kalischer. Thank you in advance for your help in making this possible.

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From The New York Times

Clemens Kalischer, who fled Germany in 1933 as the Nazis clinched power, survived imprisonment in France and escaped to the United States, where his haunting dockside images of other displaced persons arriving from Europe propelled his career as a noted photojournalist, died on June 9 at his home in Lenox, Mass. He was 97.

Click here to read more about Mr. Kalischer's remarkable life.

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