Rebecca Snedeker

Artistic Ebb & Flow
Type of work
Writer and Filmmaker

Snedeker’s residency was crucial in the formation of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, a book of 22 imaginative maps and essays she co-authored with Rebecca Solnit.  She spent her time recruiting writers for the book, writing an essay on water, and engaging the public in interactive mapping experiences. She partnered with A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Museum of Art to produce map broad sheets and public events which coincided with the Fall 2013 release of the atlas.

Rebecca Snedeker is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker and writer whose work supports human rights and creative expression in her native New Orleans.  She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“The residency was […] a gestational period, during which I had the mental space to consider the book as a whole and time for particular tasks that pushed the project into being. I completed the book proposal the first week, and we were offered a book contract by the end of the residency.” – Rebecca Snedeker