MFA, School of Visual Arts (2007)
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design (1999)
My primary goal as a teacher is to encourage my students to recognize that photographing (and art making in general) is an interpretive and transformative act. An image is both a record of and a reaction to the world. Thus, art students must actively engage in the world around them. They must observe it from multiple perspectives; they must see it as form and inspiration and also as an ever-evolving site of drama, discourse, and dreams. The world is something to notice, to celebrate, to comment on, and to criticize. It is not stagnant. Students must first see it with conviction and passion before they can create meaningful images.
First Year Seminar Photography And The American Dream
Introduction To Digital Imaging
Introduction To Photography
Photography: The Photobook And Other Narrative Forms
S/T: Documentary Photography
Senior Thesis Project I
History of Photography
Portrait Studio Photography
Photography, History of Photography, Digital Media, War and Representation
Hannah Smith Allen (2014). Re-presenting History: Photography, the Ephemeral, and Our Future Pasts. In College Art Association, Ephemeral Panel (Carson Fox, Chairperson). Chicago, IL.
Hannah Smith Allen (2018, November). Artist Lecture/Gallery Talk. Hampshire College, Amherst MA.
Hannah Smith Allen (2014, October). Artist Lecture/Gallery Talk. Pratt—Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY.
Hannah Smith Allen, Erica Magrey, Amani Willlett (2014, August). MFA Photo, Video, & Related Media Orientation. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
Hannah Smith Allen (2011, August). "Bronx Calling," Gallery Talk. Wave Hill Cultural Center & Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY.
2015-2016, Contributing Writer, American Photo Magazine, New York, NY
View my profile on American Photo to read a full lsit of articles:
2018, “Borderlands,” Leo Model Gallery, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (Solo Exhibition)
2018, "Faculty Exhibition," UC Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2018, "Three Days in the Desert," Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2018, “Waging Peace,” Florida State University Museum of Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2018, "Vacancy," Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
2017, “Street Smart,” Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2017, “Awake,” Image Text Symposium--Ithica College, 10x10 Reading Room, Ithica, NY
2017, “Photobook,” Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2017, “Awake,” Magnum Foundation Book Fair, 10x10 Photo Books, New York, NY
2017, “The Jump Off,” Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2017, “Awake,” Carnagie Museum of Art, 10x10 Reading Room, PGH Photo Fair, Pittsburgh, PA
2016, "InFOCUS: Photo Books" (Group Exhibition), Phoenix Art Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix, AZ.
2016, "Scheduled Implosions" (Portfolio Feature), Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Rochester, NY
2016, "Re-Context" (Group Exhibition), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
2016, "Fresh Finalist Showcase" (Catalog), Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016, "Print Center Annual Competition" (Finalist), Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2015, "Faculty Spotlight" (Three Person Exhibition), UC Gallery, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2015, "Heat" (Group Exhibition), San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2014, "Picture Books" (Group Exhibitions), Power Plant Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, Raleigh, NC
2014, "Unheard" (Two Person Exhibition), Pratt WMP Gallery, Utica, NY
2014, "InFOCUS: Photobooks" (Group Exhibition), Phoenix Art Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix, AZ. September 2014.
2014, "Scheduled Implosions: Recent Work By Hannah Smith Allen" (Solo Exhibition), Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013, "PhotoBOMB" (Group Exhibition),The Front, New Orleans, LA
2013, "Battlegrounds" (Solo Exhibition), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011, "Gimmie Shelter" (Group Exhibition) Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
2011, "Bronx Calling:AIM Biennial" (Group Exhibition), Bronx Museum of Art & Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Lower East Side Keyholder Grant & Residency (2017-2018)
Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant (2017)
A.I.R. Fellowship, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2012-2013)
AIM 30 Resident, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY (2011)
Artist Fellowship in Photography, New York Foundation of the Arts (2010)
Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation (2007)