Leah Kohlenberg "Ruin:Rebirth"

Hadas Gallery

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Hadas Gallery presents the recent work of photographer Leah Kohlenberg.

“Ruin: Rebirth” is a series of 30 photographs that focus on the evolution and devolution of urban life. Kohlenberg has spent the past 5 years traveling the eastern block and Mediterranean region documenting communities left in the shadow of the soviet collapse and economic downfall.

Her photographs find beauty in the decay of urban structures and humor in its awkward attempts at repair. Kohlenberg’s use of floral imagery is an important sub-theme that serves as a poetic reminder of “vanitas”, as well as a counterpoint to the manmade structures.

The inclusion of Grecian ruins helps relate the timeless lifecycle of a city. As Kohlenberg documents tourism to these ruins, she brings into question her own tourism of the fallen communist empire. The inclusion of single image taken in Brooklyn links our city to those halfway around the world and asks us if we are in a state of ruin or rebirth.



from January 29, 2012 to March 19, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-02-16 from 19:00 to 21:00


Leah Kohlenberg

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