“What Shod I be!!!!?”: Jacqueline Silberbush

“What Shod I be!!!!?”: Jacqueline Silberbush


Feb 12, 2024 | 6:30pm

Join photographer Jacqueline Silberbush for a presentation of her new book, “What Shod I be!!!!?”, a uniquely poetic series about the cycle of a young woman’s life. It travels with humor and melancholy from her birth through her childhood into her maturity, love and eros, and culminates in the birth of her own child. “What Shod I be!!!!?’’ addresses many universal female experiences by weaving together images of different children, girls, and young women to create a semi-fictional composite character. The photographs are taken from ten years of Silberbush’s intimate work in nurseries, toy-strewn houses of strung-out families, rave clubs going wild, beds of lovers, acts of sex, and hospital rooms where new souls come bloodily into the world.

Published by Mass Books

This public program is free and open to all.



Jacqueline Silberbush (@j_silberb) is a photographer and educator based in New York City who specializes in long-form projects that weave together personal stories with national narrative. Silberbush teaches at several institutions including PACE University and The International Center of Photography. Her work has been seen in notable publications such as Vice and National Geographic, and has been exhibited at The TANG Museum, The Jewish Museum, and others. Silberbush received her MFA from Columbia University in 2019.

IMAGE: © Jacqueline Silberbush