Having completed an Undergraduate program in film, at La Sorbonne Panthéon in Paris Hannah Papacek Harper finalized her degree in Audiovisual Communication at the University Of Lima, Peru. She is exploring the world of cinema and theatre in different ways. From assistant directing to set photography, passing by costume design and creation, she has slowly directed herself toward a more specific interest in camera work. Parallel to her passion for the moving image, she has also developed a production of film photography.
Her projects have progressively focused on questions linked to community and migration. This is paired with her interest in interpretation and misunderstanding. As we move through borders, we are continually challenged with the need for translation. She intends to shape of a series of images which can cross frontiers and translate a gesture, a word, the threads that constitute the fabric of a place. From those locations where you belong to those that elude you.
Her intention is to create a bigger and more complete language through the juxtaposition of images. This brings out another aspect of her work, which is the textual accompaniment to her photos. Mainly poetic, it helps build a stronger link between fiction, documentary, memorabilia and expression.
2019 - 'Y'a Plus de Saisons' Festival, Collective exhibit and cultural manifestation, Ségrie, France
2017 - Grahame Galleries for ABBE (Artists Books Brisbane Event), Brisbane, Australia
2017 - La Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Collective Exhibit of Photographic Artist Books, Paris, France
2015 - La Sorbonne, Paris 4, Collective Exhibit of Photographic Artist Books, Paris, France
2017 - Artist book Elles Respirent Toujours Purchased by Queensland State Library for permanent exhibit.
2017 - Artist book competition to exhibit in the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson