Wednesday, 1 February 2012

In Memoriam Roman Halter

VERY sadly, Roman Halter died on 30 January 2012, in hospital.   Roman was the first sitter and inspiration for the PORTRAITS FOR POSTERITY project.  Without his support it would not have happened, nor grown to its full extent.  He was emphatic that the Holocaust be remembered for its atrocities but at the same time he allowed himself no self-pity as a Survivor and absolutely no vanity when it came to being photographed, refusing to sit to Matt for more than a couple of frames. He had a striking head, fit to be sculpted, and a presence to match.  Always a glass-half-full person, his judgements on people and events were acute, sometimes surprising, never unjust.  One of those whom it was a pleasure and a privilege to know.

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