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Visiting Artist: Loli Kantor


 

Loli Kantor to speak at noon on Wednesday, October 3rd in FAB 148, sponsored by the Department of Art + Art History at UT Arlington.

Loli Kantor was born in Paris, France and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel.  She is a fine art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth.  Kantor’s photography has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally.  In 2010 she was named one of the top 50 photographers in PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass Competition and is a 2010 New Orleans’ PhotoNOLA Review prizewinner.

The University of Texas Press will publish her first monograph in fall 2013.

Kantor’s current project, There was a Forest:  Jewish Life in Eastern Europe Today, documents the parallel lives and rituals of the disappearing enclaves of Jews in rural Ukraine and the simultaneous reemergence of Jewish culture and identity that is gradually transforming some of the larger communities there today.

The works include palladium, silver gelatin and palladium prints.  These bodies of work exist side-by-side, informing one and another.  They provide a complex and nuanced view of these communities as they have struggled to preserve their Jewish identity amidst the continuing legacy of the Holocaust, the subsequent Soviet regime and the pressures of modernity.

For more information, contact Kenda North, Professor and Head of Photography, at kenda@uta.edu.