Andrea Birnbaum is a Michigan-based social documentary photographer and educator. Her work as a freelance photographer spans many genres, including editorial, corporate, non-profit and portraiture for more than twenty years. She holds an MFA in Media Arts from Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. She is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Michigan and at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and is a mentor to the 2017 Documenting Detroit Fellows. Today we are sharing her series, Girls on the Brink.