The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

Beyond the Forest: Loli Kantor's Photographic Expedition into Eastern Europe

This week we sit down with Loli Kantor, the photographer behind our newest visiting exhibit, Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe. Loli talks about how a visit to Poland inspired an eight-year-long project that took her into homes, synagogues, and other community centers in Poland and Ukraine, where she got to know both the elderly Jewish population as well as younger people eager to revive the largely lost Jewish culture. She also talks about the meaning behind her photographs, and how this meaning has changed now that the older generation has started to pass away. Curious? Catch Loli's gallery talk during our Community Open House on April 30, 2017.

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