Evvy Eisen


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Evvy Eisen
Evvy Eisen
(Photo - Murray Rockowitz)

I specialize in environmental portraits taken in the subject’s home or a place they choose. I often work on long term, socially relevant projects, creating portraits of the people whose lives have been affected by these events. I encourage each subject to include things which are meaningful to them in their portrait. The only constant is that I ask each person to look directly into the lens of my camera so that their eyes communicate directly with the viewer.

In addition, when working in Paris I often photograph objects as well as people. In these projects, I try to visually explore the significance lying beneath surface appearances.

I use black and white film, a medium format camera, and natural light. I do all darkroom work, creating individual, fine art silver gelatin prints. My work is in private and corporate collections and has been exhibited in the US and Europe.

Selected Exhibits

Multiply by Six Million - Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors
 - Online Exhibit by Exhibit Envoy
 - Exhibit Tour by Exhibit Envoy
 - Companion exhibit – Michael Kenna: Impossible to Forget – de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Alliance Française, San Francisco, CA
California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Maison de la RATP & Mairie du 6th Arrondisement, Paris, France
Stanford University Art Gallery, Stanford CA

Permanent Collections

Holocaust Memorial Museum – Washington, DC 
Museum of Tolerance – Simon Wiesenthal Center – Los Angeles, CA
Mémorial de la Shoah – Paris, France
RATP Corporate Collection – Paris, France
California Historical Society – San Francisco, CA

Film and Television

Documentary Short Film – Multiply by Six Million – Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors combines Evvy’s photographs and the voices of survivors recounting their wartime experiences.
Premiered on the Sundance Channel

Stream Film



National Endowment for the Humanities
Koret Foundation
California Council for the Humanities