6:00 - 6:30: Member and Guest Meet & Greet
6:30: Meeting begins
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, where she continues to teach and shoot. In 2011 she co-created See Potential, a community engagement/public art project that installs documentary images on abandoned buildings to illustrate economic development initiatives of community leaders on the South Side of Chicago. In 2014 she co-created Danube Revisted: The Inge Morath Truck Project, a photographic road trip and traveling exhibition in which a 2T truck was converted into a mobile gallery and driven along the length of the Danube River through Central and Eastern Europe.