Too-Small Photo Exhibit Catches Immigrants' Strengths, John Dorsey Baltimore Sun March 1994
The "Now I See Kiev in My Dreams" exhibit at the Jewish Historical Society has faults, primarily its limited size. But its virtues are many, including its overall look. Konits' richly colored photographs capture their subjects informally in various activities -- arriving at the airport, sharing a meal, playing chess, at their jobs, relaxing. There's a straightforward look about these people that makes you feel as if you could sit down among them and be at home. And their spirit shines through Konits' pictures; their faces tell us they're undaunted. This is all testament to Konits' accomplishments with her camera. But it makes the viewer want more than what is available here. Twenty-two of Konits' photographs are too few... Better to have devoted the whole exhibition space at the Jewish Historical Society to "Kiev," if Konits has sufficient photographs; or, if she doesn't, to wait until she does".