Jason Schwartz is a freelance photographer/location scout residing in Toronto, Canada.
He received the The Florida Holocaust Museum’s (The FHM’s) highest honour, The Loebenberg Humanitarian Award on February 3, 2022 during the Museum’s virtual To Life event. The award, named in memory of one of the founders of the Florida Holocasut Museum- Walter Loebenberg, is given annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to The FHM and whose vision and dedication has furthered its mission.
In 2001 Schwartz photographed and interviewed 115 Holocaust Survivors on behalf of the FHM during a 4 month period in Southwest Florida. The subsequent exhibit FRAGMENTS: Portraits of Survivors, has since travelled within the United States and Canada and is used to teach people of all ages about anti-semitism and the perils of hatred.
Schwartz has also documented the stories of Israeli victims of terrorism on behalf of One Family Fund.
“The Ghosts That Haunt Us”- Portraits of Holocaust Survivors” (1997) was the subject of a one person exhibition at University of Toronto’s Hart House in 1997 followed by an appearance in Yad Vashem’s The Valley of the Communities for nearly a year and a half.
Spanning a thirty year period, Schwartz has exhibited internationally and has photographed various celebrities including Eric Clapton, Judy Blum, Amos Oz and Lech Walensa.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (416) 871-6967.
Toronto, December 2021