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Description
ID15
NameJack Birns (1919-)
Family NameBirns
Given NameJack
Field of ActivityPress Photography
Date of birth1919
Place of birthUnited States
Biographical informationJack Birns started working as a free-lance assignment photographer in 1946 in Los Angeles. He was sent to China in December 1947 with three ten-year old cameras on assignment for Life magazine. Jack Birns covered the last years of the Civil war that raged in China until May 17, 1949. For a fuller presentation, see Assignment Shanghai (2003).
Images from this Photographer (38 results)

A Body Collector of the Tongren Fuyuantang
[id:15286]

A coffin repository turned into living quarters by refugees
[id:34510]

Aerial view of Bubbling Well Road and Thibet Road
[id:25425]

Aerial view of Soochow Creek
[id:25418]

Aerial view of the Bund
[id:25417]

An aerial view of Shanghai North Station
[id:25416]

Bar street at night
[id:25618]

Boats in a canal
[id:25648]

Body of two executed suspected communists
[id:25426]

Children's corpses collected and encoffined by the Tongren fuyuantang
[id:15285]

Coffin and photograph portrait in a coffin repository
[id:34509]

Collecting truck of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery - 普善山莊
[id:25422]

En route to an execution
[id:25420]

Execution of a man
[id:25620]

Family meal on a coffin table
[id:25651]

Garbage boat on Soochow Creek
[id:25423]

Homeless people sleeping in the street
[id:25424]

Indoor view of a higher-grade coffin repository
[id:34507]

Inside a temple
[id:25649]

Loaded trucks about to board on a ship
[id:25621]

Man covering or remowing stram on coffins in a coffin repository
[id:34511]

Mother watching her child
[id:25650]

Nine-curve Bridge and Willow Pattern Tea House
[id:25619]

Refugees having a meal in a coffin repository
[id:34512]

Rice purchase in a coffin shop
[id:25652]

Rudimentary cooking stove
[id:25653]

Street scene with crowd and trucks
[id:25421]

Taking one's meal in a coffin shop
[id:34499]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery bring a coffin to encoffin the corpse of an infant (2) - 普善山莊
[id:34590]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery bring several coffins of corpses picked up in the street (4) - 普善山莊
[id:34592]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery drive away with the coffins of corpses picked up in the street (6) - 普善山莊
[id:34595]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery just spotted the corpse of an infant (1) - 普善山莊
[id:34589]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery load coffins of corpses picked up in the street onto their truck (5.1) - 普善山莊
[id:34593]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery load coffins of corpses picked up in the street onto their truck (5.2) - 普善山莊
[id:34594]

The workers of the Shanghai Public Benevolent Cemetery place the corpse of an infant in a coffin (3) - 普善山莊
[id:34591]

Western residents at the French Club
[id:25622]

Western tourists in front of a shop window
[id:25617]

Winter shelter for destitute
[id:27077]
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