Hannah Sommer is a third year BA photography student at the University of Westminster, originally from the mountains of Asheville, NC, USA. Hannah moved to the UK to study photography and seek an education in one of the world’s most creative and unique cities. Her work has a focus on portrait and documentary photography and is able to take on a variety of creative purposes and mediums and while maintaining her individual style. Hannah has an enthusiastic and reliable work ethic and sincere understanding of the importance of responsibility, communication, and consistency. As she is in the last year of her degree, finishing a thesis on cultural effects of social media images and feminism in the age of social media, she is looking to take on work that will challenge her existing skills and experience and offer new opportunities and understanding within film and photographic production.Locked Pro Plan feature
In July 2018, I was signed on to Adolescent Content, a platform supporting young filmmakers and photographers in their careers. Since then, I have participated in the professional seminars given by the company on professional development and brand management. In September I received an opportunity to produce a series of images for an Instagram campaign for Converse Style. Through this, I have been able to develop my professional and creative skills.
My freelance work has given me experience and expertise in a variety of photographic practices such as weddings, fashion, and advertisement. What I focus on in my personal creative endeavors are subjects and projects related to youth culture, feminism, and globalism. I have contributed work to many magazines and publications and intend on pursuing this at a higher level in my future.
In the Spring and Summer of 2015, I assisted as a set photographer and assistant for Plan A films for clients such as Microsoft and State of Tennessee Tourism Bureau. This experience enabled me to see video production at a larger scale and gain a greater understanding for the skills required in the industry.
I am currently completing my third year at the UOW and conducting my dissertation on the effects of social media on feminism and photographic media. A transcript of marks is available upon request.
Honorable Mention for "Let Me Heal You” music video
Best Artistic Direction for "Let Me Heal You" music video
Won six photographs awarded 4 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key, 1 Honorable Mention, and nomination for American Visions Award, as well as having my photographed displayed in the Asheville Art Museum.
Directed and produced "Let Me Heal You" by Indigo De Souza Won Best Soundtrack and nominated for Best Costume Design