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Hannah Price’s series, City of Brotherly Love, features portraits of men in Philadelphia captured just moments after they harassed her on the street.

Raised in Fort Collins, Colo., Hannah Price is a photographic artist primarily interested in American minorities. As a mixed-race minority herself, Ms. Price seeks out subjects that she is often stereotypically linked to.

Price is a 2009 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. She has exhibited work at NEXT at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center, receiving the 2nd prize awarded by Ariel Shanberg of the Center for Photography at Woodstock; the In Review exhibition at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia; the (Por)trait Revealed exhibition at Rayko Gallery in San Francisco; and the Here and Now: Prints, Drawings and Photographs by Ten Philadelphia Artists exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Three of Ms. Price’s photographs from the City of Brotherly Love series are included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibtion Emerging Photographers Hannah Price & Glynnis Reed: City of Brotherly Love and Elements of Love was at Stockton Art Gallery, in Galloway, NJ. She attends the Yale School of Art, working on receiving her MFA in Fine Art Photography in 2014.

The title of this gallery was the choice of The Morning News, not the artist. For further of her thoughts regarding this series of photographs please see this interview with NPR. All images used with permission. All rights reserved, copyright © the artist.

The Morning News:

How did the series begin?

Hannah Price:

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

TMN:

Describe the moment when you turn your camera on the guy.

HP:

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.

TMN:

You do a lot of portrait work. How much of yourself is in each shot?

HP:

I always make sure the lighting and composition is as beautiful as possible and try and capture what is interesting about the person.

TMN:

Editing a series like this, do you detach yourself?

HP:

No.

TMN:

What’s your favorite camera at the moment?

HP:

Mamiya 7 and Panasonic AVCHD 40 video camera.

TMN:

What do you think of shooting with your cell phone?

HP:

Camera phones take great pictures! I personally won’t use them for professional use, but don’t mind if others do!

TMN:

When was the last time you were made uncomfortable by someone else’s artwork?

HP:

A Clifford Owens performance last year.

TMN:

Can you elaborate on that?

HP:

I’d prefer not to.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded The Morning News. He is the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. More information can be found at his website. More by Rosecrans Baldwin