DENISE E. SILFEE
photographer + storyteller + educator
Cultural Memory in Panama
Henry Omey, 5, of Portland, Ore. loves going into the forest when it's raining. This photo is part of an on-going project about Oregon forests. 2019
Kellen of Street Thug Barbers shows a guest of the Eugene Mission the final product after a free haircut for Veteran's Day, 2018. Street Thug Barbers brings together barbers who volunteer their time to serve those experiencing houselessness.
Biological anthropologist Diana Christie in her kitchen at the Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary Guesthouse where she lives for 6 months a year while conducting field research. Boabeng, Ghana 2020
Ayisha Elliot holds her daughter Barbara outside of Churchill High School in Eugene, Or. Barbara spoke with Elizabeth Gabriel at KLCC about experiencing discrimination in school based on her race.
A mill worker at Rosboro Lumber Company straps newly milled lumber together. 2019
Volunteers came out to Hyla Woods property to help in an oak restoration project. This photo is part of an on-going project about Oregon forests. 2020
Cosmos Antwi Owusu plays the drums in church on Sundays in Boabeng, Ghana 2020
Kids jumping from a bridge in Vang Vieng, Laos, in 2011.
A young religious scholar pausing during the chanting at the holy site of Lalibela in Ethiopia, 2016.
Students from South Eugene High School marched through the streets on Oct. 29, 2018 to show their support for the 21 plaintiffs of the Juliana v. United States, or Youth v. Gov. trial that was supposed to begin on this day but was held up in the courts.
Mountain goats on Quandry Peak in Colorado, 2018.
Playing checkers in the evening in Fiema, Ghana 2020
Workers with Bruce Construction in Eugene expect to build a new home every two weeks for the next three years on an old golf course in north Eugene. This photo is part of an on-going project about Oregon forests. 2019
Two-year-old Kalen Walla stands outside the Wayne L. Morse courthouse in Eugene on Oct. 29, 2018 as students from nearby high schools rally to support the 21 youth plaintiffs suing the U.S. government over a lack of environmental protections that they say endangers their future.
Watching the sun set from Mount Hood, 2020.
Students in the Rachel Carson Environmental Science Academy at Churchill High School spend at least one day a week out in the field conducting experiments, participating in restoration projects, or otherwise learning about their local environment. 2018
Ida Hardin learned to 'drop in' at the skate park when she was in her 30s. Her wife Ryann, was around the same age and their friend Missy was in her 40s when all three dedicated a summer to building up their skills (and courage) to take the plunge. This photograph was taken to accompany Ida's audio story about that summer, called Queens of Weak Sauce. You can listen by clicking the link below.
Souk es Shabi in Khartoum, Sudan, 2016.
Sisters on a balcony in Cairo, Egypt, 2017.
A funeral in Boabeng, Ghana 2020
Catch & Release Fishing in Cordova, Alaska - July 2019
The 71st Missouri Photo Workshop
Science & Memory