We live in a city that is increasingly aware of street harassment. And thanks to SEPTA ads from Hollaback and a number of street artists, that awareness continues to grow. But that doesn’t mean street harassment is necessarily going away, and one photographer is fighting back in her own way.
Hannah Price, during her time in Philadelphia, shot a series of portraits of the men who had just harassed her on the street, called City of Brotherly Love. Of the photographs, Price told The Morning News:
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.”