Hannah Smith Allen holds an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of a 2007 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, a 2010 Artist Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 2011 A.I.M. residency at the Bronx Museum of Art, and a 2012-2013 A.I.R. Gallery fellowship. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at Adelphi University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.