June 1 – July 4, 2017
Reception June 8, 2017 7-8:30
Members talk June 8 at 6:15 Ellen Cantor
Ellen Cantor says of “Prior Pleasures” that in it she celebrates the joy of losing oneself within the pages of a favorite childhood tale especially in an age when technology replaces the tactile experience of reading a book.
Cantor’s series, “Prior Pleasures,” is featured in the Griffin Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography” from June 1 through July 4, 2017. An opening reception will take place on June 8, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 PM. Ellen Cantor will do a gallery talk on June 8th at 6:15. All are welcome.
“This series explores memory and preservation of the past while ensuring the creation of a visual legacy for the next generation,” says Cantor. She adds that, “The books photographed for this series are the ones I have carried with me since childhood. My mother read them to me and, in turn, I read them to my children, carrying on a tradition of the written and spoken word.”
Ellen Cantor was born in Chicago, Illinois and lives in Southern California. She is a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825 and the 2015 recipient of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Fine Art. Her photographs have been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the United States and have appeared in Lenscratch.com, f-stopmagazine.com, fractionmagazine.com, rfotofolio.com and Silvershotz. In 2016, she exhibited at the Dina Mitrani Gallery, Cob Gallery’s 10 Castle Street Gallery, UK, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Texas Photographic Society, The Vermont Center for Photography, the Berlin Foto Biennale and USC Hoyt Gallery at USC School of Medicine among others.