Introduced to photography in 2016, Beverly Ailisha Price first began what she believed to be a casual detailing of the people and atmospheres she would visually encounter on an everyday basis.
As someone born and raised in the Capitol Hill region of the District of Columbia and passionate about her community, photography quickly developed into Price’s method of preserving the culture and communicating the stories of her often forgotten and disenfranchised commonality.
For Beverly Price “honest expression is never too perfect” and to her, her eyes are her most honest form of self.
Much more than a photographer, maker and creative activist, Price’s life has very divinely so led her to where one finds and sees her now. Of all that Price has seen, from a childhood in the District, five years of young adulthood spent incarcerated, the Smithsonian Institution’s James E. Webb Scholarship, a Georgetown University education, and her work with her students through the DC Department of Recreation, all of these histories reflect into her work and sight. All of which amass the work of Beverly Ailisha Price previously seen and featured at institutions such as; American University, the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, and the Anacostia Arts Center. (Above Photo copyrighted by Stephane Chong)
Welcome, and thank you for having a look at my photographic art. I’d like to introduce you to my world. Come follow along on my journey to share stories of resilience, humanity, and community. Explore, consider, and take something with you. This is real life through my eyes.
These photographs do not arise from any particular desire to see the world through a lens, but rather from my deep passion for impoverished and misrepresented minorities. The passion to tell these stories shapes every aspect of my life.
I'm not just visiting to capture these experiences. I live in this community. I use photography to express my love for my community and the strength we possess through our struggles. With these photographs I attempt to share my (and their) experiences. I hope these photographs evoke an emotional response and leave you thinking and wondering. These are real people. These are real communities.
National Museum of Women in The Arts Blog:
Afro Newspaper: Beverly Price Shares the Voices of Local Children in New Pop-Up
Stop Motion DC:
Beverly Price "Film Goddess":