Gallery Opening for Photographer Allison Bailey
Penn Camera 18th Street
Thursday, September 30th
Allison brings a variety of experience to photography: she has a Ph.D. in political science, is a business owner, and has worked extensively in community service positions. As a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University, Allison lived overseas while researching ways to bring permanent ends to civil wars, a dissertation that was motivated largely by the human costs of war. After graduation, Allison became a specialist in African affairs, and has spent a great deal of time on the continent, from rural villages in Ghana, to the magnificent Okavango Delta. Her work involved working with African, French, and American officials to facilitate development and security in Africa.
As a result of her work and personal experiences, Allison’s photography often captures images of everyday life, and aims to evoke an emotional response. This may be a new look at the experience of riding the Paris Metro, modern life in a medieval village, or a unique view of a well-known landscape. Motion and emotion drive her selection of subjects, and she focuses on the intangible in each of her photographs.
You can view more of Allison's work at http://www.allisonbaileyphotography.com/.