For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
July 2, 2015
tammy@tccphoto.com 903.241.4844

 


Come by and view Loli Kantor’s Beyond the Forest, Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, exhibit. It will be up from July 2 - August 14, 2015. Loli Kantor is a Fine Art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her photographs which have garnered notable awards are in public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lviv National Museum, Ukraine, and Lishui Museum of Photography in China.  Kantor was born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been published in numerous publication, including Lens Work. We are located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas. The exhibit opens with ArtWalk, Thursday, July 2, from 5 - 8pm.

About the project:

Beyond the Forest photographic series represent the fragile renewal of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. The photographs were taken over a span of nearly a decade, mostly in Poland and Ukraine, using a variety of photographic language to express the absence, as well as the presence of Jewish life and culture there.

This project began while Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer turned a journey to discover the world of her ancestors, most having perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of Jews of Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. Kantor’s photographs tell a story of the fragile reemergence of Jewish life in rural and urban Poland  and Ukraine.

Kantor visited Jews living in the small villages, (former shtetls/ small villages which were predominantly Jewish before WWII now almost extinct) as well as in the larger towns, where a presence of Jewish cultural rebirth was apparent. She has seen that Jewish identity has been preserved in these larger communities, with a near extinct in the smaller villages.  By returning to some of the same place over several years, gaining the trust and the access required to photograph these places, Kantor was able to photograph both the personal and communal daily life, as well as aspects of religious/traditions practiced.

A monograph entitled Beyond The Forest, Jewish Presence in eastern Europe, 2004 - 2012 has been published by the University of Texas Press November 2014. We have it available in our online store.

Please visit Loli's website for more information. www.lolikantor.com

Bring the family to experience this body of work. All will be enriched.

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Getting Serious With a Toy Camera

8th Annual International Holga and Friends Photography Contest, Juror Burt Finger, Deadline August 25, 2018.
The 7th Annual Holga & Friends Out of the Box (on creativity that is) International Photography Competition is now under way with juror, O. Rufus Lovett, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in Longview, Texas. It is open to amateur and professional photographers around the globe that use a toy camera or an element of it. Photographs of your choice of subject matter made with any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera “toy” camera – such as pinhole, Holga, Diana, Konstruktor F, Brownies, Anscos, and other Lomo products— will be accepted. Photographs made from Polaroid-type film backs attached to Holgas are also welcome. Photographs made from a DSLR or SLR with a pinhole, Holga, Diana, or plastic lens will be accepted. The Holga & Friends Out of the Box International Photography Exhibition opens in our space at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 - in the Dallas Design District ! Lomography and Freestyle are sponsoring the exhibit.
Getting Serious with a Toy Camera Photographs by John Armstrong and Artist Talk at 7pm Tammy Cromer Photography is located at 2543 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207 214.4307148 | tammy@tammycromer.com | tammycromergallery.com
A few words… When I was 5, I went on a six week road trip with my aunt and uncle to California and up the west coast to Seattle. My aunt had a Kodak TLR that she carefully held while composing her shots of interesting places along the way. I had an Imperial Mark XII that my parents had bought for me to take along on the trip. My aunt’s words of encouragement for taking pictures were to be still and to hold the camera level. As you can see in my photos, I still don’t always manage to hold the camera level and the road trip has never ended. Just Passing Through is an ongoing series of places slowly fading from the American landscape. Skeletons of buildings and relics of times past are my favorite spots. Randomly found, stealthily pursued and occasionally staged scenes serve as places that become portals for time travel in an obscure way. They open the imagination to unexpected possibilities. Becky Ramotowski is a regular contributor to the San Antonio Express-News through her
Come see the remarkable work of Seattle photographer Ryan Synovec. He photographed it with a Holga camera and infrared film. It is a great show. Join us April 7 from 5 -8 pm at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY, located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas 75601 and online at www.tccphotogallery.com . The exhibit is up through May 20, 2016.
Juror Keith Carter has selected 50 images from 50 artists for this year's Members' Only Show. Congratulations to all the exhibiting photographers! A complete list of artists, with award winners noted in bold, are as follows...
Come by and view Loli Kantor’s Beyond the Forest, Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, exhibit. It will be up from July 2 - August 14, 2015. Loli Kantor is a Fine Art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her photographs which have garnered notable awards are in public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lviv National Museum, Ukraine, and Lishui Museum of Photography in China. Kantor was born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been published in numerous publication, including Lens Work. We are located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas. The exhibit opens with ArtWalk, Thursday, July 2, from 5 - 8pm.

Beyond the Forest

7/2/2015

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
July 2, 2015
tammy@tccphoto.com 903.241.4844

 


Come by and view Loli Kantor’s Beyond the Forest, Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, exhibit. It will be up from July 2 - August 14, 2015. Loli Kantor is a Fine Art and documentary photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Her photographs which have garnered notable awards are in public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lviv National Museum, Ukraine, and Lishui Museum of Photography in China.  Kantor was born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also been published in numerous publication, including Lens Work. We are located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, Texas. The exhibit opens with ArtWalk, Thursday, July 2, from 5 - 8pm.

About the project:

Beyond the Forest photographic series represent the fragile renewal of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. The photographs were taken over a span of nearly a decade, mostly in Poland and Ukraine, using a variety of photographic language to express the absence, as well as the presence of Jewish life and culture there.

This project began while Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer turned a journey to discover the world of her ancestors, most having perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of Jews of Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. Kantor’s photographs tell a story of the fragile reemergence of Jewish life in rural and urban Poland  and Ukraine.

Kantor visited Jews living in the small villages, (former shtetls/ small villages which were predominantly Jewish before WWII now almost extinct) as well as in the larger towns, where a presence of Jewish cultural rebirth was apparent. She has seen that Jewish identity has been preserved in these larger communities, with a near extinct in the smaller villages.  By returning to some of the same place over several years, gaining the trust and the access required to photograph these places, Kantor was able to photograph both the personal and communal daily life, as well as aspects of religious/traditions practiced.

A monograph entitled Beyond The Forest, Jewish Presence in eastern Europe, 2004 - 2012 has been published by the University of Texas Press November 2014. We have it available in our online store.

Please visit Loli's website for more information. www.lolikantor.com

Bring the family to experience this body of work. All will be enriched.

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