Emily Schiffer

Photographer
   
Haul: Gift to My Daughter
Location: Maplewood, NJ
Nationality: USA
Biography: Emily Schiffer is a documentary photographer interested in the intersection between art, audience engagement, and social change. In 2005, she founded the My Viewpoint Youth Photography Initiative on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota,... read on
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Haul: Gift to My Daughter
Credits: emily schiffer
Date of Work: 03/16/16 - 03/16/19
Updated: 03/28/19
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This sculptural work considers photography’s role in the creation of family narratives. Hanging from the ceiling in a giant net are the contents of family photo albums, owned by the parents of the artist and her husband before they were born. Thousands of hand-framed images bury each other, emphasizing the impossibility of understanding one’s history, and posing questions about photography’s role in what is remembered and forgotten.
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Kin

By Emily Schiffer — Unposed images of my family record the relationships where I have most at stake. I explore the space between connection and disconnection; youth..
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Portraits

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Cheyenne River

By Emily Schiffer — In 2005, I founded a photography program for young people on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. In this ongoing project, my students..
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Cheyenne River

By Emily Schiffer — In 2005, I founded a photography program for young people on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, USA. In this ongoing program, my..
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Carrying History

By Emily Schiffer — Recently, the Danube region has seen war, sanctions, invasions, occupations, and communist rule. This work examines how ordinary people carry these..
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Album

By Emily Schiffer — This work, shown alongside "Haul" and "Impressions from 2016" reimagines the concept of a family album to explore how unspoken histories and are..
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