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Betty Hahn (American, 1940- )

Betty Hahn earned an M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1966 and, at the prompting of Henry Holmes Smith, began working with alternative photographic processes. Counting Rauschenberg and Warhol among her influences, Hahn was among the first photographers to successfully combine photography with other media, incorporating gum-bichromate, cyanotypes, Vandyke brown prints, lithography, hand-painting, and embroidery on fabric into her work. She is also known for her large-format Polaroid prints and her work with toy cameras. A native of Chicago, Hahn has taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and recently retired as associate professor of photography, University of New Mexico.
- Sarah Dawson

Selected Bibliography
Crump, James. "Betty Hahn: Photography or Maybe Not." THE Magazine (December 1995): 47.

Gaston, Diana. Passing Shots: A Travel Series by Betty Hahn [exhibition brochure]. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Art Museum, 1994.

Yates, Steven A. Betty Hahn: Photography or Maybe Not. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.


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