The Posthumous Landscape: Jewish Historical Sites in Poland and Western Ukraine

Toronto-based architectural photographer, David Kaufman, has made nine trips to Poland and western Ukraine to photograph the remnants of Jewish life that remain following the destruction of local Jewish communities under the Nazis and in the Soviet era. Kaufman's large scale, highly detailed images of synagogues and cemeteries, architecture and streetscapes, are a testament to the rich, varied lives led by Jews in cities and towns over centuries and a reminder of the challenges in preserving Jewish material culture in countries that have few Jews today and meager resources. Photographic images in the show are 24 inches high by various widths (32 to 48 inches) with two inch white borders and displayed in woodern shadow-box frames.

Space requirement: 104 linear feet for exhibit of 21 images, expandable to 30 images requiring 150 linear feet.

Rental fee: US $5,000 for exhibition of 21 images, plus shipping from previous venue. Higher fee would apply for expanded exhibition

Organizing institution: Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA (upcoming) based on two previous exhibitions at the Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum, Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto.

Contact: David Kaufman, dkaufman@sympatico.ca

Website: http://davidkaufmanphotography.com

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