ANNE FINK BARTOC
ARTIST / WRITER / PRODUCER
Anne Fink Bartoc is a New York based multidisciplinary artist. In all aspects of her work, she continues to push the possibilities of communication— embracing visual expression, photography and documentary interviews as compelling media to bring to light (reveal) social thought as a means to engage human connectivity. Her work illuminates the wonder of humanity through stories and visual images, and explores the emotion and purpose that radiates from the dense community of artists in which she lives.
Each project uncovers personal and social aspects of city living from the confinement of small spaces to push us to understand and identify with others, and moves our individual ideals forward. Her work has been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and is part of the permanent collection of the Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Her photographs have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Anne has received grants from the Brooklyn Art Council and PSC/CUNY to further her work as an artist. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery and the Boaz Vaadia Ltd., in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Anne holds a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA from the University of Michigan.
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 project by women and gender non-conforming artists in the United States.
Awards include: an Audience Engagement Grant from the Open Society Foundation, an Emergency Fund Grant from the Magnum Foundation, the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture, the Inge Morath Award, an Economic Hardship Reporting Project Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Photography. Emily has exhibited her photographs internationally at institutions including the Upper Austrian Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art Lansgalerie Linz (Austria); Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (Germany), Espacio Fundacion Telefonica (Madrid), and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila. Publications include: Aperture, Smithsonian Magazine, PDN, TIME, the Washington Post, and Mother Jones.
Emily holds a BA (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA in Art from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design. She is a faculty member of the International Center of Photography, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Emily also works as the Lakou NOU Programs Coordinator at Haiti Cultural Exchange, where she supports the artists in residence's collaborative social justice art projects.