Jaclyn Silverman is a photographer and educator from Youngstown, Ohio, living in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA in Photography from The Ohio State University, and her MFA  from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her photographic work and research in Youngstown, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, and Boulder, Colorado. Silverman was the recipient of the Fergus Family Endowment for the Arts and Denman Research Grant at The Ohio State University, as well as the award for Women Artists Against Racism in Youngstown, Ohio, for her ongoing visual narrative, The Working Family. Her work lives in permanent collections at The Ohio State University, The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, and The Art Institute of Chicago. She and photographer and professor, Robert Clarke-Davis, co-curated the exhibition Within the Portfolios 1968-2016; a History of Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. Silverman has been a Lecturer in the Department of Photography at The Ohio State University and Part-Time Professor in Photography at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. For the last three years, Silverman and Clarke-Davis have been collaborating faculty with Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. Currently, she is a Teaching Artist at Marwen, is the Artistic Director of the city wide arts non-profit, CPS Lives, and is a Part-time Professor of Photography at Truman College in Chicago, Illinois.