Hope Kahn known for her alternative photography has been working in the fine art world for the last 25 years.
Hope uses many different photographic means to capture an image; such as digital cameras, plastic cameras and pinhole cameras. She then applies, a variety of finishing techniques. Some of the techniques used are historical processes such as Photo Gravure, Cyanotype as well as the use of paper negatives. The common thread in her art is the blending of the realistic into the interpretative – producing a poetic quality to her photographs. Her clients have often called her work “mysterious and otherworldly.”
About hope kahn
Hope Kahn has been a professional photographer for the last 25 years.
She has studied photography at University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as workshops throughout the country. She holds a BS degree in Education and has taught photography to children in under privileged urban settings.
Hope has been utilizing and exploring alternative photography with a concentration on pinhole and plastic cameras. Her focus has been on the figure in the landscape, utilizing human and birds as her subjects.
Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Glaxo Smith Kline, Kerner & Kerner, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Sterling Drug Company, Price Waterhouse, Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys, The Logan Hotel, and Numerous Private Collections.
Hope has been a paid lecturer and has held Pinhole workshops. She is working on a book “Witness to Witness” about Holocaust Survivors that are living in South Florida.
She has been published in Shots Magazine, National Aperture Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lorel Marketing, Pace Advertising, and a book cover with Russoli Books NYC, "Cosmos" has recently been acquired for the collection of FOTOTROPIA.
Group and Solo Shows
PNC Bank - Solo Show
June Bateman Fine Art Gallery 2012 NYC
JCC- 2 person Show-Celebration of Jewish Women 2013
Red Filter Gallery- Lambertville, NJ Curator-Forrest Old 2012
Frameworks Gallery-Philadelphia, Pa 2012
Gallerie BMG-Encaustic Show- Woodstock, NY 2013
Curious Camera- 2013 Honorable Mention 2013
NYCPA- 2013 -Curated by Juror - Thomas Werner “Juror Selection Award”-2013
SFO Museum Solo Show Geometry in Nature August 2014
Light Box Gallery 2012 Honorable Mention
Lightbox Photographic Nudes-Juror- Mark Sink 2013
Photo Place- Vermont Photographic Dreams & Fictions-show&publication 2013
Krappy Kamera-2014,2015,2016,(2017-Honorable Mention)
Photography 33-Perkins-Juror Peter Barberie-2014
Lightbox Photographic-Curious & Curiouser-Juror Blue Mitchell-show&publication 2016
Colorida Gallery-Lisbon Portugal- Show 2017
Solo Show at The BOX Gallery West Palm Beach, Fl. 2018
Sallie&Berton Gallery-” Passenger-A Global Journey” West Palm Beach,Fl. 2019
In the Collections of
Glaxo Smith Kline
Kerner & Kerner
The Rittenhouse Hotel
Sterling Drug Company
Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys
Numerous Private Collections
SHOTS Magazine-2017 Cover Image Fall 2017#137
Seities Magazine 2016
The Photographic Nude-2016
Photographic Dreams & Fictions 2015
National Aperture Magazine
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ike the Cook, Book Cover, Russoli NY