Paula Allen


New York Photographer whose internationally known work focuses primarily on women and girls whose outsider status places them within larger social struggles. She has had photos in U. S. News and World Report, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The London Independent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Paris Match, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Art In America and others.

Over the past 18 years, Paula Allen has been photographing international events: The Birth of Solidarity in Poland (1981), The European Nuclear Disarmament Movement (1982), The Dismantling of the Berlin Wall (1989), and the Defeat of Chilean Dictator General Pinochet (1989).

As a documentary photographer, Paula Allen's dedication has been to record with her photos and also her words, the histories of women. Her projects are ongoing and friendships with the subjects are continuous. Ladies, a collaborative piece by Paula Allen and Eve Ensler deals with women in New York shelter. Another project inspired by Paula's interactions in the shelters is the story of Angelina/Foxy . Paula Allen documents the life of a homeless woman in New York City, who through a turn of events gives up her four sons and becomes a prostitute. This ongoing project was started in 1985.





Photograph by Matt Madill



Paula's Other Projects:

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