Visual Arts Alum Jacqueline Silberbush '19 Publishes Debut Book

Mădălina Telea Borteș
February 01, 2024

Visual Arts alumna Jacqueline Silberbush ’19 has published a book of photos, What Shod I be!!!!? with Dashwood Books. The book, which is an extension of her ongoing photographic series by the same title, follows the lived experiences of a young woman’s life from the moment of her birth to that of her child’s. 

Silberbush’s approach is unique in that she weaves together images “taken from ten years of intimate work in nurseries, toy-strewn houses of strung-out families, rave clubs going wild, beds of lovers, acts of sex, and hospital rooms,” to create “a semi-fictional composite character that addresses many universal female experiences.” 

Jacqueline Silberbush is an American artist living and working in New York. She is interested in using a breadth of traditional photography practices in order to illustrate our relationships with culture, ourselves, and the world.

Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad, including at the Jewish Museum, the TANG Museum, and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Portfolios of her work have appeared in PDN, Vice, National Geographic, and the Washington Post and featured on NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show with Bruce Davidson.

Signed, first-edition copies of What Shod I be!!!!? are available for purchase here.