July 03/04, 2021, 10 am–6 pm

Social impact, social practice, storytelling, community engagement, art and social change through art, collaboration, community building, art and activism

Workshop schedule
July 03:
Meeting at 10 am. Emily Schiffer will show videos and pictures of socially committed art projects on various topics. These presentations are in the form of an open dialogue with the students. Social theme events, their different aspects and perspectives will be discussed. Afterwards the workshop participants present their works, ideas and visions. The participants work individually or in groups on the development of their projects, continuously accompanied by Emily Schiffer.

July 04: Meeting at 10 am. Emily Schiffer will show videos and pictures of socially committed art projects that are relevant to the projects of the workshop participants. The rest of the day the participants develop their projects further and create an action plan, which is then discussed.


The participants are asked to arrive with a chosen topic and prints of work they intend to use for this project.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32

60311 Frankfurt.

Language: English
Price members: 400 EUR
Price non members: 500 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 12
Registration deadline: June 4, 2021
Duration: 2 days

Can images instigate social change? If so, how do we measure the social impact of art?

In this workshop, participants will explore examples of how art and social justice movements intertwine and how visibility and impact can be maximized. Together with Emily Schiffer, they will explore how change happens, how artists have used grassroots strategies throughout history, and the impact of such collaboration. The workshop participants will then develop their own creative strategies for working with social groups and how their own photographic work can generate engagement.

Emily Schiffer is a multi-discipline artist and the co-founder and creative director of We, Women, the largest social impact photo project by women, transgender and non-binary artists in the United States. Through photo-based community engagement projects, We, Women resists and interrogates social and political landscapes while promoting empathy and unity.

In 2016, Schiffer, along with other young and internationally renowned photographers, co-created Danube Revisited. The Inge Morath Truck Project in honour of Inge Morath, the first female photographer at the agency Magnum Photos. The resulting exhibition Danube Revisited. Auf den Spuren von Inge Morath was shown with great success at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in 2017. Furthermore, Emily Schiffer produced See Potential, a public art project on the South Side of Chicago: large-format documentary images were installed on abandoned buildings to advertise community-led development plans.

Emily Schiffer (Website)​​​​​​​

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