Praise for Loss and Beauty

I have received so many wonderful comments about the project and book. I am grateful for every single remark. I’ve created this page to post a few of the reviews sent to me by photographers. My peers. With gratitude and respect their thoughts are offered here:




Photographers are constantly faced with visual choices and the question, “What do I shoot? What do I want to say? What is my intent?”

But, photography in it’s highest form drives the photographer towards a specific subject or type of subject matter… a series of photographs that connect and tell a story, call awareness to an event and does so with serious interest, curiosity and above all passion…. the photo project.

Keron Psillas has created a body of work that she so rightly calls, Loss and Beauty. It is a photography project that deals with one of the greatest atrocities in history, the Holocaust. A subject that requires walking a slippery slope… that of looking at the horrors of that time and asking us to take another look from a different point of view. 

Utilizing multiple images in a layering technique that combines these two themes,

Keron takes us back in time, and back again, to the present like a flashback in a film but with deeper meaning and does it with stunning imagery.

Keron’s photographs don’t require the viewer to do anything more than to be there and feel the moment, experience the moment. They are pictures that we can’t memorize but can’t stop looking at. In doing so, she reminds us of the enduring message of that horrific event, “Never forget”.

Loss and Beauty Review by Arthur Meyerson




From Eric Meola Loss and Beauty (click the link for the full text)




You are not photographing the holocaust as much as singing a song of sorrow for what was lost, but with a melody that soars towards hope, love, and challenges us to look through the ashes of despair and retribution. For me, this work is unique from all other records of the Holocaust. While surely documenting the gates that we have seen countless times, your work holds life rather than ashes, screams, or Mengele’s horrors. You infused life where there was only the most horrid of torture. You speak for all victims of tyranny.

From Honey Lazar

"Loss and Beauty is a literary work of photography based on Holocaust survivor's diaries. But it is also a uniquely involving visual experience, one that uses masterfully merged photographs to draw one in, establish and hold a mood and ultimately tell a story. Importantly, the work also asks each viewer a searching and timeless question: Can profound loss by addressed by beauty? Keron Psillas' answer, in her deeply realized book and exhibit, is yes."
- Sam Abell