The Funding Appeal


January 8, 2016

Nearly all the books, cards and thank you’s have been sent. I have a few prints and books left to send and that will be happening soon. I’m so gratified by the feedback I’ve received. The work is generating its own wider audience and that is tremendous. Let me know if you would like a copy (or additional copies) of the book. Local libraries would be really grateful I’m sure! Happy New Year to all, one filled with peace and an abundance of health, love, and understanding. 


October 28…

The books and prints and cards to all my funders are going out! (Finally). But I feel certain everyone will be truly happy with their rewards. I thank you once again for your support! 

June 29…

UPDATE!!! The Kickstarter campaign was super successful! I am deeply grateful to all who helped spread the word and to those who donated. Your voices are being heard. There are FIVE galleries and museums committed to showing the work, beginning in September. I’ll be sharing the complete calendar this week and seeking further venues. As there has been intense interest in the exhibition, I will need to create another set of images so that shows can run concurrently. I will continue to accept donations because of this (to offset the cost of printing, matting, framing, and transport) and of course you will receive the rewards outlined on the kickstarter page. Have a look by following the link below. And thank you. The response to the project has been tremendous…and unbelievably humbling and gratifying. 


April 27…..

UPDATE!!!! IT’S LIVE!!!! Here’s the link:


Thank you for visiting this page. In the coming weeks I will be announcing a crowd-funding campaign. I will seek funding to print, frame and exhibit the collection of images that I have been creating since late 2011. I would also like to print a small catalog to accompany the exhibit that can be used as a fund-raiser for various community centers, Holocaust and Genocide Education Centers, or other Memorial Foundations. There will be much more information about the entire scope of the project on this page in the coming weeks.

This is not an income-generating project for me. It is an act of love and gratitude for the work that is being done around the world to raise awareness about the suffering that hatred and racism continue to bring to our community.

If you wish to donate now, you will receive the thank you gift(s) that will be offered at different levels during the campaign. These will include sets of fine art notecards with images from the collection, a catalog of the images, 2 and 6 session photography mentorships, a hand-printed limited edition portfolio of the images, and a private guided tour to Prague, Terezîn, Cracow and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Please contact me directly if you have questions. And thank you very much for pointing friends and interested persons to my site. The most important thing I can do is increase awareness and engender the conversation…indeed it is the purpose of my project. Your help with guiding viewers to the site is vital, and it is deeply appreciated.

~ K Psillas, January 24, Cracow

( keron @ ) or click on the Contact page above.

"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