Loli Kantor is a fine art and an independent documentary photographer, who works both in film and digital media. She enjoys the traditional darkroom and silver gelatin, as well as platinum/palladium printing. Born in Paris, France, and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, she has lived in Fort Worth, Texas since 1984.

After raising three children and working as a physiotherapist for nearly 30 years, Kantor made a career change to photography.  She worked initially on a freelance basis, photographing theater and dance companies, artistsí portraits, as well as working for local newspapers.

In 2004 Kantor embarked on a new direction with her work and began exploring the subject of Jewish presence and absence in Eastern Europe, both from a personal, as well as a universal perspective, focusing mainly on Jewish life in Poland and Ukraine. Conceived as a short-term project, it has evolved into over a decade of work.

Kantor's additional photographic essays trace the creative processes of music, and the performing and visual arts. These include a long-term photographic essay on the creative process of a local theater company, a project documenting North Texas artists, as well as projects involving several theaters and dance companies in Texas and abroad.

Kantorís work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally Her photography has garnered numerous awards and is included in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lviv National Museum in Ukraine, Drohobych Palace of Art in Ukraine, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lishui Museum of Photography in China and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, as well as numerous private collections in the United States and abroad.

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