DCP Speaker Series: Loli Kantor and Frank Lopez

As founding members of alt8, an alternative processes group based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Frank and Loli have worked extensively in nontraditional image-making methods.

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DCP and the Texas Photographic Society are proud to present an evening of inspiring lectures by two talented photographers: Frank Lopez and Loli Kantor. As founding members of alt8, an alternative processes group based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Frank and Loli have worked extensively in nontraditional image-making methods. While their photographic visions are rather disparate, Frank and Loli share a passion for historical printing processes. They each will speak about ongoing projects and then address their unique working processes in a subsequent Q&A panel session.

Loli Kantor is a fine art and documentary photographer whose work is concerned with community and the human condition. Born in Paris, France, and raised in Israel Loli immigrated to the United States in 1984.

Loli’s recent work centers on Jewish life and culture in central and eastern Europe. As daughter of Holocaust survivors, she brings a deeply personal interest, as well as unique sensibility to this body of work. The work, entitled Beyond The Forest, was published by University of Texas Press in November 2014.


Loli’s work has garnered notable awards and recognition and has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. Her photographs are included in museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin; Lishui Museum of Photography in China; Lviv National Museum in Ukraine; as well as numerous private collections in the United States and abroad.

Kantor photographs in B&W film and digital and prints her own work in traditional gelatin silver, platinum/palladium as well as archival digital methods.

She will have her book Beyond the Forest available for purchase for $50 cash or check.

Frank Lopez has had the great privilege of exploring the different cultures and traditions of China, Korea and Vietnam. Traveling with only a pinhole camera, he concentrated on aspects of local culture and variations of manufactured culture – areas of intentional cultural re-appropriation.

Additionally, he will discuss symbols associated with the found object – slaptags and graffiti art. The juxtaposition of found symbols initially captured with his iPhone and later interpreted into Tintypes and Ambrotypes explores the immediacy of the found object with the seemingly instant 19th Century version of the Polaroid. The ubiquitous smartphone allows the vehicle to bring the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries together.

Franks considers himself an Antiquarian Avant-Garde photographer, experimenting with 19th– 21st technologies. He has shown in galleries across the nation and most recently was featured in a 4-person invitational exhibit at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. He was recently interviewed for the Art of Photography podcast. He also teaches all aspects of photography at Greenhill School in Addison, TX and teaches 1:1 and small group tintype workshops.

To see more work by Frank or to inquire about print/plate purchases visit his website.

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The Texas Photographic Society is a non-profit organization that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires the creative development of its members, and provides opportunities to engage with diverse audiences.

TPS is delighted to be celebrating over thirty years of providing programs and services for photographers and their audiences across the country. While “Texas” is in the name, TPS sustains an active international membership representing ten countries and forty four states.