There Was a Forest: Jewish life in eastern Europe today
From personal biography to subjective documentary
Saturday, Dec 10, 3pm
Martine Chaisson Gallery
727 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free and open to the public
Over six years Loli Kantor traveled to Poland and Ukraine to photograph Jewish life and cultural renaissance there. In this presentation, she will show a collection of images from this work, and talk about her process as a photographer and a visual artist. She will demonstrate how documentary photography and fine art photography come together, and talk about how the project has developed over time. She will give a brief introduction about her background and why she dedicated these past years to this work.
There Was a Forest earned Kantor third place recognition in the 2010 PhotoNOLA Review Prize. A selection of images from the series will be on display at Antenna Gallery during PhotoNOLA 2011.
Born in Paris and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Loli Kantor has been living in the US since 1984. Kantor’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally in China, Ukraine, Poland, and Czech Republic. It is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art Houston, Lviv National Museum in Ukraine, the Drohobych Museum in Ukraine, Lishui Photography Museum in China the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the City Center Library in Fort Worth, Texas, and numerous private collections in the US and abroad.