Visu­al Arts

Beyond The For­est: Jew­ish Pres­ence in East­ern Europe, 2004 – 2012

  • From the Publisher
May 19, 2015

Beyond the For­est is a col­lec­tion of fine-art black-and-white and col­or pho­tographs that doc­u­ment the Jew­ish pres­ence in con­tem­po­rary Poland and Ukraine. Kan­tor, an Israeli-Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­ph­er, turned a jour­ney to dis­cov­er the world of her ances­tors into a broad­er engage­ment with the dai­ly life of Jews of East­ern Europe in the ear­ly 21st cen­tu­ry. Beyond the For­est is a pho­to­graph­ic mono­graph hard­cov­er in 185 pages with nine­ty-eight illus­tra­tions; intro­duc­tion by art his­to­ri­an and cura­tor Anda Rot­ten­berg, illus­trat­ed essay by Loli Kan­tor, and After­word by Jew­ish-Amer­i­can nov­el­ist Joseph Skibell.

Beyond the For­est is the sec­ond book in an ongo­ing series Explor­ing Jew­ish Arts and Cul­ture, pub­lished by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas Press, edit­ed by Prof. Robert H. Abzug, Direc­tor of the Schus­ter­man Cen­ter for Jew­ish Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin.

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