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Dina Kantor: Finnish & Jewish

Dina Kantor: Finnish & Jewish

Exhibition runs: February 25, 2013 – April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

New York based photographer Dina Kantor investigates the ways photography contributes to the construction of identity and community, recording cultural signifiers and traditions of small Jewish communities in Finland, a country with only two synagogues. In a nation of 5.3 million people, the photographer asks: “How do 1,500 Jews maintain their cultural identity?” Her portraits reveal a hybridized, modern family life.

Today’s society is increasingly complex and multi-cultural. As our heritages blend, our identities are no longer definable by a generic social stereotype of community, but by our unique experiences and backgrounds.” – Dina Kantor

Dina Kantor lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007 and her BA from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She teaches photography at SVA, ICP and Adelphi University. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Jewish Museum in New York, the Portland Art Museum and the Southeast Museum of Photography. She is one of the recipients of the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship for 2012.

Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 7 from 6pm – 8pm!

The Garner Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The gallery is located at 537 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston on the second floor of the New England School of Photography.

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