Following in the footsteps of Cartier Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Helen Levitt has led Hank Paper to his own beat in street photography. Shooting around the world, Hank tries to capture images that alter our awareness, puncture pretension and mines irony from surface appearances. In Hank's vision, warmth and wit and the quotidian truth reside within revelatory geometries. His images lodge in the interstices of perception: what people look at, yet don’t see, the strange and the beautiful, the real and the surreal. We don’t always see what we should, but Hank's camera often does.
He has a BA from Bucknell University and a double MA in Literature and Religion from the University of Chicago and has taught in several colleges and universities. He is a published writer of short stories, movie reviews and film columns, and is the owner of Best Video in Hamden, CT.
Hank Paper's many solo exhibition venues have included The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, the High Point Historical Museum in North Carolina, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey, the Morgenthal-Frederics Gallery, the Tamarkin Leica Gallery, The Harlem School of the Arts in New York City and Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, CT. He has also exhibited extensively in Connecticut.
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