Executive Director, Documenting Detroit
Karah M. Shaffer is Executive Director of Facing Change: Documenting America, and Co-Founder of the Documenting DETROIT project. Shaffer works within the realms of photography, film, and multimedia production. Her work has been featured in The Detroit Free Press, The New York Times, NPR, KCRW, VICE Creator’s Project, The Atlantic, and other publications. She has produced documentary films, multimedia works, installations, and events which have exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts, DLECTRICITY Festival at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Photoville, and at Red Bull Arts Detroit. She has coordinated projects for the Bronx Documentary Center, including the 2013 Portfolio Review. Shaffer is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, and a 2017 Knight Foundation Arts Challenge winner.