Emily Schiffer

Photographer
   
Haul: Gift to My Daughter
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Nationality: USA
Biography: Whether merging photography and sculpture, working on decade-long photo documentaries, doing commercial photography, or collaborating on community-based projects, I actively engage the issues and ideas at stake in our visual culture. I enjoy... MORE
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Haul: Gift to My Daughter
Copyright Emily Schiffer 2022
Date of Work Mar 2016 - Mar 2019
Updated Mar 2019
Topics Family Album
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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