Emily Slade is an artist and entrepreneur at the epicenter of the creative economy. She’s a documentarian at heart and specializes in travel and lifestyle photography with a signature ability to capture the emotion and meaning in fleeting moments.
She's also a CoFounder & COO of Valence, a stealth-mode startup incubated by Upfront Ventures. Before that, she was a founding team member at Working Not Working where she created their “Work In Progress” initiative which connects the creative community with causes and social impact work resulting in a food-recovery program supporting the homeless in LA called FoodFight in partnership with Postmates and VICE. Her passion for travel led her to CoFound a Travel Production Company, Pindrop Films, which takes her on photo adventures all over the world. She’s currently working with Straight Up Films to develop two feature films, including Man’s Search For Meaning based on the iconic memoir by Viktor Frankl. She also produces a series of panels called WeTalk hosted by acclaimed filmmaker Ondi Timoner on the film festival circuit about women shaping our culture and she sits on the board of several NPOs and startups.
She lives in Los Angeles by way of San Francisco and is available for editorial and commercial assignments.