Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
David Kaufman, The crumbling funeral hall in Chernivtsi’s Zelena Street Jewish cemetery, Ukraine, 2016
David Kaufman, The crumbling funeral hall in Chernivtsi’s Zelena Street Jewish cemetery, Ukraine
David Kaufman, Yurij Davidovich in the decaying synagogue of Khotyn, Ukraine, 2016
David Kaufman, Yurij Davidovich in the decaying synagogue of Khotyn, Ukraine
David Kaufman, The Vyzhntisya Cultural Centre, formerly the town’s largest synagogue, Ukraine, 2016
David Kaufman, The Vyzhntisya Cultural Centre, formerly the town’s largest synagogue, Ukraine
2017 Open Exhibition

David Kaufman
The Posthumous Landscape: Jewish Historical Sites in Western Ukraine

May 2–August 31, 2017
Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum, Beth Tzedec Congregation
1700 Bathurst St

Seventy-two years after the Holocaust, western Ukraine is still replete with remnants of Jewish life, even as the community’s history has vanished from popular consciousness. Kaufman’s photographs, created on a recent trip to Lviv, Chernivtsi, and surrounding towns, depict the region’s abundant but neglected Jewish material culture. These large-scale images vividly portray Jewish neighbourhoods, memorial sites, cemeteries, and synagogues, some in good condition, some adapted for other uses, some in a state of ruin.

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