There Was a Forest: Jewish Life in eastern Europe Today
December 10, 2011 to January 8, 2012
Opening: Saturday, Dec. 10, 6-9pm
3161 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Hours: Sat & Sun, Noon to 5pm
“There Was a Forest” includes works in platinum palladium and in color, depicting Jewish presence and absence in Eastern Europe today. This is a part of a larger body of work by Loli Kantor, created from 2004 – 2010 in Poland, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. The series earned third place recognition in the 2010 PhotoNOLA Review Prize.
Loli Kantor is a fine art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Paris, France, she was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and Buffalo, New York. Kantor’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally in China, Poland, Ukraine, Spain and the Czech Republic. She was named one of the top 50 photographers in PhotoLucida’s 2010 Critical Mass competition and received an award of excellence for her solo exhibition in the 2009 Lishui International Photography Festival in China. She was an exhibiting artist in the 2010 Fotofest Biennial in Houston, Texas. Her work has been widely published with comprehensive features in publications such as LensWork, and is held in museum collections internationally.
Loli will give a presentation about her work at the Martine Chaisson Gallery on Dec 10 at 3:00pm.