Saskia Scheffer

Saskia Scheffer (b. 1956, Almelo, the Netherlands) moved from a small town to study Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. Soon her interest in photography proved more important and she left to focus on photographing her friends, the lesbian, and women’s communities in her life. Scheffer relocated to New York to continue her expanding photographic practice and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts at age 40.

“It is the communities I live and have lived in that have taught me the most: the photographers I met, my role as the photo collection coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, my 20 year job as an image metadata expert at the NYPL and my friends who form those communities.”

Current Exhibitions Featuring Saskia Scheffer

Lesbian Avengers 1994 Protest for Alice Austen and Gertrude Tate’s Lesbian Visibility. Alice Austen Park.

Alice Austen House
 on show

Documentary photographs by Saskia Scheffer capturing the historic 1994 Lesbian Avengers protest at the Alice Austen Museum Park.

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