Jenny Riffle was born in Washington State in 1979. She received her MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BA in photography from Bard College in 2001. Riffle received the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship in 2013 and the juror’s award at Newspace Center for Photography’s 2012 juried show for her project Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, in December 2013 she had a solo show at Newspace that will travel to RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco and The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins in 2014. Riffle is currently living in Seattle where she teaches at the Photo Center Northwest and exhibits her work nationally.
This photoessay explores the line between documentary, fantasy, mythology and history of the treasure hunting persona.