Hannah Smith Allen will share images and text from “Borderlands,” a limited edition accordion book from the VSW Press that documents her travels, both real and virtual, at the U.S. southern border.
Hannah will also share excerpts from “Photographer’s Field Notes: Imaging and the United States Southern Border,” an original essay that first appeared in Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism (Fall 2020).
Finally, she will discuss how at the border seeing is power and recording is control as she offers new ways of visioning this contentious landscape.
About the Speaker
Hannah Smith Allen
Hannah Smith Allen is a contemporary artist. She is the recipient of a 2007 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, a 2010 Artist Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 2011 A.I.M. residency at the Bronx Museum of Art. She has participated in residencies at A.I.R Gallery and The Lower East Side Printshop, and her artwork has been exhibited at venues nationwide, such as Phoenix Art Museum, Wave Hill Cultural Center, and SF Camerawork. Her writings on contemporary photography have appeared in American Photo and Afterimage. Allen is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at Adelphi University and holds degrees in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and Rhode Island School of Design. Her book Borderlands will be available via the VSW Press in February 2021.