Mollie Schaidt is a Photographer and Sculptor from Virginia. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Photography from, Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA in Photography and Print Media, and 3D Media, with an emphasis in Sculpture from Old Dominion University. Schaidt is concerned with systematic issues and social injustices impacting the lower socio-economic class in the United States, and the long-term effects poverty produces. Schaidt’s current ongoing project, When Pigs Fly, is experiential and personal works depicting her family and their current living condition in the cycle of poverty.
Recently, she was the graduate recipient of the prestigious Future Faculty Fellowship from Temple University. She has received awards and recognition from Old Dominion University, Temple University, Penland School of Crafts, amongst other institutions for her research. Schaidt has been featured in print and online platforms including: Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Lenscratch, Don’t Smile, Float Magazine, Rfotofolio, Cumulus Photo, Fresh Blood Art, and Conversations in Southern Photos.