Lauren Silberman is a photographic artist based in New York City. Her work examines notions of how the human condition expresses itself as manifest through community, identity, popular tradition and ritual. She received her MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies and her BA in Art History from Barnard College. She is currently a faculty member at the International Center of Photography. Lauren has completed residencies with A-Z West (Joshua Tree, California, 2018 and 2016), ArtGarda (Italy, 2015), Mana Contemporary (New Jersey, 2015), the Camera Club of New York (NYC, 2012), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program (2009) and was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
She has performed at Location One, Deitch Projects and 3rd Ward, as well as the several underground events and venues that have provided inspiration for her work. Lauren also devotes time to curating shows; her recent projects include A Rose is a Rose is A Rose, a one-night show in a garden in a Brooklyn hardware store, as well as shows at the SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW in both 2016 and 2017.
She has been featured in PDN’s photo annual as emerging talent and exhibited in New York and abroad. Some of Lauren’s clients include The New Yorker, NYLON Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Vice, Details Magazine, Bust Magazine, Brooklyn Industries and her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and Vogue Italia.