ReflectSpace Gallery is poised to present “He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard”, an evocative exhibition by photographer Hannah Kozak. This compelling showcase, opening soon, will chronicle the life of Kozak’s mother, Rachel, and her profound journey through domestic violence. Kozak’s photographs offer a narrative of courage, healing, and the transformative power of forgiveness.

The exhibition is lauded for its raw and honest portrayal of domestic abuse and its intergenerational impact. Alongside Kozak’s work, The Clothesline Project by YWCA of Glendale and Pasadena will be displayed, providing a stark visual commentary on violence statistics that demand attention.

About Hannah Kozak: Hannah Kozak, a Los Angeles-born photographer, uses her lens as a means of personal discovery and catharsis. Her autobiographical work, deeply influenced by her father’s survival of the Holocaust, captures the authenticity and emotional depth of her subjects. Kozak’s photography is a powerful reminder of the healing potential inherent in the art form.

The exhibition promises to be a moving experience, inviting visitors to ReflectSpace Gallery to engage with these powerful stories of endurance and the indomitable human spirit. The gallery awaits its audience for an opening that is sure to resonate with many, extending an invitation to reflect, empathize, and learn. The exhibit is set to open on September 30, 2023, and will run until January 7, 2024. Complimentary parking is available at the Marketplace parking structure, conveniently located across from the library’s Harvard entrance.

To learn more about ReflectSpace, a program funded by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Trust, please visit our program page.