Hannah Price is the youngest artist included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of local artists, Here and Now. Now 25, Price graduated in 2009 with a BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s had remarkable success for such a young artist. In addition to the current museum show she’s in she won an award in the Philadelphia Photo Art Center’s first emerging artist exhibit, Next, and has exhibited her works in group shows at Gallery 339, the city’s premier commercial photography gallery. Price’s color photos, shot in film and printed digitally, show street scenes and people on depopulated streets or alone inside large buildings. Her series City of Brotherly Love is a response to all the cat calls she receives from men in her trips around the city. They shout out to her and she turns and asks to take their photo. It’s not a come-on by her (although often the men think it is). She is documenting one part of her daily life. Hannah has lots of opinions and among other things we learned that she deleted her Facebook page a year ago and never looked back.
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