Introduced to photography in 2016, Beverly Alisha Price first began what she believed to be a simple detailing of the people and atmospheres she would visually encounter on an everyday basis. Beverly Ailisha Price is a photographer focused on preserving black culture and giving the youth a voice to speak in Washington D.C., where she was born and raised.
Much more than a photographer, maker, and creative activist, Price’s life has very divinely led her to where one finds and sees her now. Of all that she has seen, from a childhood in the District, five years of a young adulthood spent incarcerated, the Smithsonian Institution’s James E. Webb Scholarship, and currently getting her Masters of Fine Arts in Photographic and Electronic Media at Maryland Institute College of Art, 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; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, American University, the Prince George’s African American Museum, and Cultural Center, and the Anacostia Arts Center.
My photographic art explores social realism, visual self-representation, and identity within the brown/black community.
My photographs do not arise from any particular desire to see the world through a lens but rather from my deep passion for using photography as a tool to uplift society while focusing on the pulse of today, looking ever more sharply at what is going on in the world.
I use photography to give the youth and black community a voice; my work encourages community involvement with photography projects. My work is grounded in the grand tradition of realism. I hope these photographs evoke an emotional response that leaves you thinking and understanding that we all have a responsibility to raise the general cultural level of our country, and I want my photography to reveal this great potential.
Washington City Paper: We The Children (Essay and Photography By Beverly Price)
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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: https://stopmotiondc.com/2019/02/20/beverly-price-vol-4/
Beverly Price "Film Goddess": https://ddhester.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/beverly-pricefilm-goddess/