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.
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.
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.
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.