Emily Schiffer

Photographer
   
Haul: Gift to My Daughter
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: USA
Biography: Emily Schiffer is a photographer and mixed media artist interested in the intersection between art, community engagement, and social change. She is a Co-founder and Creative Director of We, Women ,  the largest social impact photography... 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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Staying Home

By Emily Schiffer — Ongoing coverage of my life and block during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
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Portraits

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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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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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