Accomplishments, Failures, and Lessons From 2015

In an attempt to continue growth as an adult, an artist, and as a human I think it’s important to reflect on events and lessons from the last year to be proud of myself, and also remember that if I don’t learn from my mistakes then they were not worth making.

2015 taught me that I’m capable of running a photography business and that I will be successful as an artist as long as I put my mind to it and work hard.

2015 taught me to be proud of myself, listen to myself when I need time, and forgive myself for mistakes.

2015 taught me how to not care about a 15 week classes with instructors that were not meant to teach.

2015 taught me that college isn’t everything (sorry SAIC).

2015 taught me that it’s alright to put myself first sometimes.

2015 also taught me that being a vegan isn’t so hard and that it’s worth giving up cheese to save cows some misery. 🐄 

What did 2015 teach you?

Katharine Hannah

Katharine’s work has graced the walls of institutions such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harold Washington Library of Chicago, and local galleries such as Dreambox Gallery, Siragus Gallery and Blick Art Materials. She has also been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Phlearn, Fstoppers, Tigress Magazine for Girls, Bitchtopia, and Golden Boy Press.

In addition to photography, Katharine has been a mentor and educator in the arts since 2013. She has worked with students in various organizations and projects over the last two years, including Hive Chicago’s PROjectUS initiative and Digital Youth Network’s Digital Diva’s and Chicago City of Learning programs.