Betsy Schneider is a photographer and filmmaker who explores and documents transformations of individuals and families over time and place. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is part of notable collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, and the Museet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark. She served as a National Board member for the Society for Photographic Education and was Co-Chair of the 2012 National Conference in San Francisco. She has lived and taught in the Czech Republic, the UK and Norway. She has recently been a visiting faculty member at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Harvard University. For fourteen years she was a professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University and has recently relocated to the Boston Area. In 2012 she spent a year on a Guggenheim Fellowship photographing and creating videos of thirteen-year-olds from across North America. This work entitled "To Be Thirteen" will be a major exhibition originating at the Phoenix Art Museum in May of 2018 and it will be accompanied by a book and a feature length film "Triskaidekaphobia".