Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation

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Emily Schiffer

Half King Discussion

Emily Schiffer, EF photographer, Whitney Johnson, New Yorker Director of Photography, and Joseph Rodriguez, photographer, discussed How Photography Can Envision Change. 

In light of Schiffer’s recent Kickstarter campaign for SEE POTENTIAL, a project that uses photography to pre-visualize a better future in South Side, Chicago, Schiffer and Johnson spoke about how projects like SEE POTENTIAL can illuminate complicated issues and how photography can help transform communities. The Half King Photography Series hosted the discussion on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. 

SEE POTENTIAL aims to transform blighted buildings and empty lots in Chicago’s South Side into community centers and urban gardens. The project involves collaborations among photographers, artists, and local organizations to harness the impact of photographs, and use innovative technology to engage local community voices. 

Today is the last day of Emily’s Kickstarter campaign, so don’t be shy to show your support for SEE POTENTIAL