Classes start at 6:15 and end at 7:15
Classes Offered July 23, 2019:
Ask Me Anything (Dennis Fritsche)- Room 18
Classes Not Offered July 23, 2019
New Member Orientation (Jerry Martin) – Main Room
Pre-Meeting Training - 6:15pm
Regular Meeting - 7:30PM
Loli Kantor - July 23
Loli Kantor will present a variety of her long-term projects, as well as her insights on the creative aspects of her nearly 20-year career in photography. She will share her experience within the industry as a freelance newspaper, stage/performing arts, as well as a documentary and a fine art photographer. Kantor will discuss her choices of subject, equipment, film or digital output, and printing methods as they pertain to each project she is working on. She will also talk about her book publishing—self-published and trade book—and exhibiting work in galleries and museums. Kantor will share her experience with the difficulty of moving forward with a new body of work after a successful career with over a decade-long project.
Loli Kantor is an Israeli/American fine art and a documentary photographer whose work centers in personal, community and cultural memory. In 2004 Kantor began exploring the subject of Jewish presence and absence in eastern Europe, both from an individual as well as universal perspective, focusing mainly on Jewish life in Poland and Ukraine. In 2009 Kantor self-published a book entitled: There Was a Forest about this work in progress to accompany her lineup of exhibitions in the US and abroad. Conceived as a short-term project, the work evolved into nearly a decade of a photographic exploration. In 2014 a book about this work entitled: Beyond the Forest, Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe was published by the University of Texas Press and supported by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Kantor's additional photographic essays trace the creative processes of the performing and visual arts. These include a long-term photographic work (1999-2005) on the Hip Pocket Theatre, a theater rooted in the heart of Texas, based in Fort Worth, and numerous performing arts organizations such as the Van Cliburn Foundation, the Bruce Wood Dance Company (known now as the Bruce Wood Dance Project), the Dallas Theater Center and many more.
Kantor photographs both in film and digital output. She is a skilled printer in traditional gelatin silver and platinum/palladium.
Kantor’s photography has been exhibited in the United States and internationally. Her work has garnered numerous awards and is included in museum collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Lviv National Museum in Ukraine; Drohobych Palace of Art in Ukraine; Lishui Museum of Photography, China; The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, as well as numerous institutions and private collections in the United States and abroad.
Kantor was Born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She immigrated to the United States in 1984 and has since lived in Fort Worth, Texas.