Emily Carris is an Artist and Founding Member of The Art Dept. Collective, a collaborative vintage store and workshop space dedicated to sharing stories and uplifting underserved artists. She has a BA in Education and Photography from Eugene Lang College in New York. She holds a Master's degree in photography from UCA in Kent, England. Her work exploring the personal and cultural legacy of slavery and the Black female body has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Emily has worked as photography teacher and museum educator at the International Center of Photography in New York. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.