Thursday, September 17, 2020
Hannah Price’s exhibition, Semaphore, roots itself in a tricky word, one which connotes signaling, or a way of sending a message. Price’s practice is itself concerned with how we, as people, communicate. Her photographs and video work document relationships, race and gender politics, social perception, and social misperception. Through portraiture, video interviews and text pieces, Semaphore looks to the overt and subtle ways identity is signalled. It encourages us to seek out these signals and messages, but crucially, to do so without first adjusting for our own points of perspective.excerpt from exhibition essay by Kim Kelly
Raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hannah Price (b. 1986) is a photographic artist and filmmaker primarily interested in documenting relationships, race politics, and misperception. Price is internationally known for her project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012), a series of photographs of the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia. In 2014, Price graduated from Yale School of Art MFA Photography program, receiving the Richard Benson Prize for excellence in photography. She is currently a Magnum Nominee. Over the past nine years, Price’s photos have been displayed in several cities across the United States with a few residing in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Currently, Ms. Price lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.