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Part II of Loss and Beauty has begun. A major reason why we need more awareness stems from articles like this – Anti-Semitism in Europe
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Loss and Beauty (the book that accompanies the exhibition) was awarded BEST OF SHOW in the prestigious Davis Orton Gallery/Griffin Museum of Photography Photobook 2015! Thank you Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli for this tremendous honor.

Loss and Beauty has also received the Honorable Mention Award from the 2019 International Photography Awards for Fine Art Book and Self-Published Book. This is humbling, gratifying, and deeply affirming.  

Loss and Beauty continues to be exhibited in the US. The most recent show was hosted by The Peninsula JCC in Foster City, California, with a gallery talk moderated by Dr. Shana Penn from The Taube Foundation. I was delighted to meet the community there and speak at length about the new work being created. 

I have been working on Part 2 of Loss and Beauty since 2018. After many trips to Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the Czech Republic, I am creating composites to finalize the entire project. My intent for Part 2 is to illustrate the events dubbed the Holocaust by Bullets. This term was created by Father Patrick DesBois a Catholic priest who has dedicated more than twelve years to discovering and recording sites of massacres that took place in Eastern Europe before the extermination centers came into being.

If you are interested in accompanying me, privately, during late January of 2025 for the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, please be in touch. I’ll be taking several guests on this tremendously important trip. I always use guides and world-class scholars to help me achieve greater depth of understanding to inform my work. This means, for potential guests, an in-depth opportunity to create awareness and make more meaningful images of this horrific time in our collective history.

Here are just a few images that represent the project.

The photographs in this series were awarded Honorable Mention, Series, Human Rights, Professional Division, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.

In 2018, a survey organized by the Claims Conference, USHMM, and others found that 41% of 1,350 American adults surveyed, and 66% of millennials, did not know what Auschwitz was. 41% of millennials incorrectly claimed that 2 million Jews or less were murdered during the Holocaust, while 22% said they had never heard of the Holocaust. Over 95% of all Americans surveyed were unaware that the Holocaust occurred in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. 45% of adults and 49% of millennials weren’t able to name a single Nazi concentration camp or ghetto in German-occupied Europe during the Holocaust.

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Loss and Beauty, slideshow
Origin of Loss and Beauty, a conversation with Keron Psillas and Charlie Waite