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By Jules Ebe on October 20th 2013

When photographer Hannah Price moved from Colorado to Philadelphia, she experienced her very first catcall. In turn, she flipped the balance of power and turned her camera on her harassers.

Touché, Price, touché.

[rewind: She Who Tells a Story]  

In speaking with The Morning News, Price explains what precedes the images.

Once a guy catcalls me, depending on the situation, I would either candidly take their photograph or walk up to them and ask if I can take their photograph. They usually agree and we talk about our lives as I make their portrait.

City of Brotherly Love by Hannah Price

“I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and never experienced men publicly expressing their sexual interest in me till I moved to Philadelphia”, Price expounds. “At the time it was an unusual experience and threw me off guard.”

The uncomfortable transition has paid off for the talented young woman.

The Yale Fine Arts graduate student has featured her works in several exhibitions across the nation and three of her photographs from the series are also included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Hannah Price: City of Brotherly Love Photography Exhibition

Check out more of Price’s work on her website: hannahcprice.com

Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

[via Jezebel, The Morning News, NPR]

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is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

7 Comments

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  1. Greg Drew

    I don’t excuse these men their coarse and rude behavior because it is disrespectful to women, and also to themselves. I admire the photographer’s courage for confronting them and getting their photos. Looking at the photographs individually it helps to know the story behind them because when contemplated as stand alone images I do not find much about them that is compelling.

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  2. mike hoyle

    great idea – great portraits – the female gaze

    be the power you want to see

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  3. Nick Viton

    I was visiting Philly a number of years back and also noticed the surprising number of times I’ve witnessed blatant catcalls from guys directed to ladies. What surprised me further were the responses from the ladies. They would address it as though it were a compliment and would thank the guys while walking away. It seemed like a very classy, civilized way to handle it.

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  4. Dominique H

    Dress sexy, get a catcall, take their pictures, win awards. Man I wish I was a woman sometimes.

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    • Scott

      Unfortunately, for too many men “dress sexy” really means “wear clothes.” Grow up.

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    • EndlessRed Productions

      You don’t have to dress “sexy” to be called. I am a jeans and t-shirt girl who wears skate shoes and flap brimmed hats. And I’ve had guys follow me to try and ask me out or call to me.

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    • Abel

      Thats a really chauvinistic thing to say.
      It doesn’t matter if someone is dressed sexy or naked, if you want to sleep with a person, be classy about it. I don’t think women would be unreasonable and complain if this wasn’t done in a really crass way that made them feel a bit of fear.

      I’m giving this photographer a dramatic applause of appreciation.
      She was harassed, she made art, she got paid and now those guys are going to be immortalized as lechers to millions of people.
      She’s trolling real life.

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