The Contact Info

Keron Psillas

Mailing address:
P. O. Box U
Shepherdstown, West Virginia




  1. FYI – Jeri Goldstein passed your name along. I’m in the middle of a book on a gentleman from Krakow who survived a year in Auschwitz and two in Buchenwald. Terezin also has an interesting history. Have you seen the 28-minute documentary on Alice Herz-Sommer? If not I thoroughly recommend it. You’ll never forget the woman.

    Let’s keep in touch. We obviously have the same interests. 2/3 of your bibliography are identical to mine – definitely key books. I’ve also heard Gerda Weissman Klein speak as she lives in Phoenix. So impressive. That woman could tell a good story in any language she speaks.

    Peace. I can also be found on Facebook at Read Katrina Shawver. Do you have a Facebook page?

    • admin says:

      Dear Katrina,
      Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to comment. Yes, I have seen the Alice Herz-Sommer film. Marvelous. I’m envious that you have heard Gerda Weissman Klein. I imagine it was deeply engaging. I’m off to try to create some images today. I hope you’ll check back to the site from time to time. Peace for you….
      Yes, I have a Facebook page: simply Keron Psillas. A pleasure to meet you here, Katrina.

  2. Marie Plakos says:

    I just read the inspiration! I did not see it at first. What a powerful story. The writing is magnificent.
    Congratulations, my friend!

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Marie! I’m so glad you discovered the background to the images. Stay tuned, the site will be evolving and hopefully become more engaging. Hugs, Keron

  3. Peggy Curtis says:

    This website is profoundly beautiful, and its subject is so important. The inspiration is a lesson in grace and beauty. I don’t know how the site could be more engaging than it is now, but I will certainly stay tuned!

    • admin says:

      Thank you, Peggy! I am deeply grateful for your comments and your continued support. The subject demands my continued engagement and my continued effort to refine the imagery and writing. But I am so glad you see grace and beauty here. Deep gratitude from me…as always.

  4. Vicki Kelch says:

    Dear Keron…WOW! I just saw your Loss & Beauty photos that were online. Paul James shared your new book & I was mesmerized with your site & such profound words. I lived in Shepherdstown most of my life & am growing old with my partner in Delaware. I am photographed most of my adult life (B&W,film)& had some shows, but I have to tell you, your work so moved me I am about to get my cameras out again. That you were able to capture the emotion from these camps is amazing. Thank you so much for this book.

    • admin says:

      Dear Vicki,
      How lovely of you to take the time to write. We met several times…I remember you well. I also remember your photography shows. I am so glad you are excited about getting your cameras out! This is tremendous. I am in Arizona now, opening the premier exhibit for Loss and Beauty. It will be in DC in December at The Goldman Art Gallery in Rockville, actually. Perhaps you’ll come? There will be a presentation and closing reception on December 20. A bunch of Shepherdstonians will be there. Warmth and gratitude, Keron

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"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