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 a personal as well as a universal perspective, focusing mainly on Jewish life in Poland and Ukraine. Conceived as a short-term project, the work has evolved into nearly a decade of a photographic exploration.
Kantor's additional photographic essays trace the creative processes of the performing and visual arts. These include a long-term photographic work 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’s photography has been exhibited in the United States and internationally. Her work has garnered numerous awards and are included in museum collections including 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 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.