Philly Photo Day Opening Reception Tonight!

Philly Photo Day 2013 Exhibition
November 1st-December 28th 2013
*Philly Photo Day Gallery
120 N. 3rd St.

 

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-7pm
*Please note this exhibition is not at PPAC
Opening Reception
Thursday, November 14th, 6-9PM

 

 
Please join us for the opening reception for the Philly Photo Day 2013 Exhibition this Thursday, November 14th, from 6-9pm. This year’s exhibition will be held at a satellite location, 120 N. 3rd Street, in Old City. The exhibition will be on view until December 28th.
PPAC received over 1,500 submissions this year and as a part of the exhibition, PPAC will produce as many as 60 works of public art. Teaching artists will collaborate with community center participants to design up to 20 of the city’s first digitally produced photo murals in conjunction the city’s Mural Arts Program. An additional 40 images will be selected and placed on billboards for the month of December. The details of these public works will be released shortly.
On Friday, October 18th, PPAC and the entire city celebrated Philly Photo Day 2013, a FREE city wide event. Everyone in the city was invited to take a photograph anywhere in Philadelphia and submit it to be included in a vast exhibition to create an immense portrait of Philadelphia. This is the 4th year of the project.
About the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a community hub for contemporary photography. Devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography, PPAC organizes innovative exhibitions, inspiring artist lectures, diverse educational offerings, and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the production of work. Founded in 2009, PPAC quickly became the premiere resource in the region for photographers and enthusiasts alike, and has flourished through its tremendous efforts towards outreach and community involvement. PPAC is committed to taking photography past the gallery walls and into the city and to fostering the creative impetus in all those willing to take a picture.

Clifford Owens: Photographs with an Audience

Clifford Owens: Photographs with an Audience 

Friday November 8th & Saturday November 9th

Crane Arts Old School Building
1425 North Second Street
7PM
*Free and open to the public
RVSP here

  
As part of our upcoming exhibition Make & Do, we will be presenting the newest iteration of Clifford Owens’ project Photographs with an Audience. Working across the media of performance and photography, Owens’ practice is rooted in participation and audience engagement.

We are looking for participants to take part in this project. People from across the region are invited to join the artist in a large room. There they will respond to improvised situations, with Owens acting as ringleader and provocateur. The resulting photographic documentation will be displayed in the exhibition.

Clifford Owens Bio:
Clifford Owens’ art has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include, “Anthology: Clifford Owens” Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2011-2012) and “Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2011); his group exhibitions include, “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” Contemporary Arts Museum (2012), “Deliverance” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2012), “Greater New York 2005″ Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2005), and “Freestyle” The Studio Museum in Harlem” (2001).
He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mason Gross School of Visual Arts Rutgers University, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Clifford was an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Clifford has received numerous grants and fellowships including the William H. Johnson Prize, Art Matters Grant, a Louis Tiffany Comfort Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Community Trust, the Lambent Foundation, and the Rutgers University Ralph Bunche Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Publications, reviews, and interviews about his work include theNew York Times, Art+Auction, Village Voice, Art in America, The New Yorker, BOMB, The Wall Street Journal,Greater New York 2005, Performa: New Visual Art Performance, Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, and Why Art Photography?
He has been visiting artist faculty and guest critic at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University, Harvard University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

One more day to submit your Philly Photo Day picture!


 by Michaela McGuire for Philly Photo Day 2013
photo by Michaela McGuire for Philly Photo Day 2013

One more day to submit your Philly Photo Day picture!

Visit www.philaphotoarts.org and follow the nine easy steps to be a part of Philly Photo Day.   Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 23rd.  Don’t wait, don’t delay, submit today!PPAC will print and display every single picture for an amazing exhibition of life in your city from every angle and thousands of diverse viewpoints.

The resulting exhibition will take place from November 14 – December 28, 2013.

In addition, 40 images will be produced as billboards and exhibited throughout the city, one of them could be yours!

This year’s event is made possible by funding from the Knight Foundation and PNC Arts Alive.

                              

Additional Sponsors:

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
  • Clear Channel
  • With Art Philadelphia
  • Shades of Paper
  • Epson
  • Philadelphia Weekly
  • Blank Rome
  • Philly Photo Studio
  • Kreative Mediaworks / Maestro
  • GD Loft
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center and Visitors Bureau
  • Fireball Printing

Community Partners include:

  • Asian Arts Initiative
  • The Bethesda House
  • Caring People Alliance
  • Drexel University 11st Street Family Health Services
  • Fleisher Art Memorial
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • The Goodlands
  • Juntos
  • Norcomm Community Center
  • North Light Community Center
  • Northern Liberties Recreation Center/NLArts
  • Philly Cam
  • Portside Arts Center
  • Project Home
  • University City Arts League
  • The Village of Arts & Humanities

TODAY IS PHILLY PHOTO DAY!

TODAY is Philly Photo Day!  PPAC invites you to take a photograph.  Use your camera or your phone.  Join others on our fun photo walks or take a free photography workshop!

Rembember to take a picture TODAY, pick your favorite one then visit www.philaphotoarts.org and send it to us online for the exhibition. PPAC will print and display every single picture for an amazing view of life in your city from every angle and thousands of diverse viewpoints.
The resulting exhibition will take place from November 14 – December 28, 2013.
In addition, 40 images will be produced as billboards and exhibited throughout the city, one of them could be yours!

 

Please remember:

 

PPAC is expanding Philly Photo Day to include 20 neighborhood photo murals created by local community centers (see list at bottom of this email). Neighborhood murals will be the city’s first digitally printed photo murals in cooperation with thePhiladelphia Mural Arts Program, and will be installed in December, remaining on display for six months.
ADDITIONAL FREE PROGRAMMING:
Free Philly Photo Day workshops at PPAC!  Learn the compositional rules that help create compelling photographs from PPAC staff members  Josh Brilliant, Sarah Stolfa and Keith Yahrling.  For more information and to register visit ourwebsite.
Free Philly Photo Day Photo Walks with photographers and PPAC members, Laura Krasnow and Gary Reed! 
Join Laura for a tour and photo walk in the city’s Loft District, meet at 2:00 in front of Cafe Lift, 428 North 13th Street.
Join Gary for a tour and photo walk in Germantown and rediscover this vibrant historic neighborhood.  Meet at 2:00 at Imperfect Gallery, 5601 Greene Street (one block south of Chelten on Greene) in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
This year’s event is made possible by funding from the Knight Foundationand PNC Arts Alive.
Additional Sponsors:
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Clear Channel
With Art Philadelphia
Shades of Paper
Epson
Philadelphia Weekly
Blank Rome
Philly Photo Studio
Kreative Mediaworks / Maestro
GD Loft
Pennsylvania Convention Center and Visitors Bureau
Fireball Printing
 

Community Partners include:

Asian Arts Initiative

The Bethesda House

Caring People Alliance

Drexel University 11st Street Family Health Services

Fleisher Art Memorial

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Goodlands

Juntos

Norcomm Community Center

North Light Community Center

Northern Liberties Recreation Center/NLArts

Philly Cam

Portside Arts Center

Project Home

University City Arts League

The Village of Arts & Humanities

Blake Carrington: Shaping A Signal Performance Tomorrow, Saturday October 12th

Blake Carrington: Shaping A Signal Performance
Saturday, October 12, 7-9PM   

First Unitarian Church

2125 Chestnut St  Philadelphia, PA 19103
Opening Performances by Pak+Jamie Mohr and Unguent+Jason Hsu

 

RSVP here  
As part of his exhibition Shaping A Signal, Blake Carrington will be giving a special performance for one night at the First Unitarian Church. See below links for music samples of the opening acts. 
 
Utilizing a creative practice that incorporates appropriation, performance and the creation of customized software translating sound into visual data, Carrington will be presenting a selection of two projects, one of which has been produced in collaboration with the Urban Archives at Temple University. 
 
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 
 
 

CONTACT

Christopher Gianunzio Exhibitions & Programs Director 

christopher@philaphotoarts.org 215.232.5678

TONIGHT!

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Tonight, Saturday September 28th 6:00pm

Please join PPAC as we host a dual book signing/lecture with artists Jordan Baumgarten and Amani Willett.

Briar Patch
, Jordan Baumgarten’s forthcoming publication with Parts & Labor Books, is about the dissonance felt when your home is somewhere you don’t belong. The images explore a life and a relationship in the context of an at-times violent neighborhood, and the anxiety of that looming violence coming into the home.
Willet’s Disquiet is a metaphoric journey that examines the first two years in the life of the photographer’s son, weaves intimate family pictures with images of political and economic turbulence in American society between 2010 and 2012. Relying on a comprehensive visual approach, including environmental portraiture, landscapes, still lifes and news images, Disquiet creates a multi-layered story of beauty, tenderness and unease. The cinematic images form a narrative arc in which the photographer’s sense of anxiety is palpable.
Jordan Baumgarten is a Philadelphia-based photographer. He received his BFA in Photography from the Univesity of the Arts in 2006 and an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Providence, and featured in multiple publications including Flak Photo, Fraction Magazine as well as online in PDN’s Photo of the Day blog. His first book, Briar Patch, with Parts and Labor Books, is forthcoming this September.
Amani Willett’s monograph “Disquiet” was published in the spring of 2013 by Damiani. He was recently featured in the books Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson) and New York: In Color (Abrams). Willett’s pictures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the Howard Greenberg gallery and his work has been featured in such publications as American Photography, Newsweek and The New York Times. He has given talks about his work at institutions including the International Center of Photography. Willett received his MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Amani currently lives in Brooklyn with his family.

September Newsletter II

Fall Education has Begun!

PPAC’s first section of fall education is underway.  Do not miss out on the fun and sign up today for Fall II classes, workshops, and extended workshops beginning on October 28th.
While you look through our education options, check out PPAC’s On Demand Publishing class with artist and bookmaker Stephanie Bursese.  In this class Stephanie will help you create your own professional photography book by assisting each student through the difficult process of editing, layout, sequencing, paper choices and more! Students will learn everything from the early stages of conceptualization to how to market and sell their finished book. Learn More
Sign up today and receive an early bird discount of 20% off any extended workshop or class using our promo code during checkout: PLMC21712
Classes
Extended Workshops
Workshops

 

Street Photography – extended workshop

Sunday, September 29th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor: Jessica Kourkounis

Are you nervous about photographing strangers in the streets? Learn the important tips and strategies from New York Times photographic contributor, Jessica Kourkounis.  In this extensive hands-on extended workshop, you will learn to overcome the difficulties of working with strangers and will be guided towards developing your own voice.  This extended workshop is perfect for anyone who is interested in furthering their photographic practice in street photography, but doesn’t have the time to commit to a full class.  Don’t miss out on the excitement! Learn more

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Jordan Baumgarten & Amani Willett

Lecture/Book Signing

Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 6:00pm

Please join PPAC as we host a dual book signing/lecture with artists Jordan Baumgarten and Amani Willett.  Briar Patch Jordan Baumgarten’s forthcoming publication with Parts & Labor Books, is about the dissonance felt when your home is somewhere you don’t belong.  The images explore a life and a relationship in the context of an at-times violent neighborhood, and the anxiety of that looming violence coming into the home.
Willett’s Disquiet  is a metaphoric journey that examines the first two years in the life of the photographer’s son, weaves intimate family pictures with images of political and economic turbulence in American society between 2010 and 2012.  Relying on a comprehensive visual approach, including environmental portraiture, landscapes, still lifes and news images, Disquiet creates a multi-layered story of beauty, tenderness, and unease.  The cinematic images form a narrative arc in which the photographer’s sense of anxiety is palpable. Learn More

 

 

Blake Carrington: Shaping a Signal

Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, November 23

Performance Location/Date:

First Unitarian Church: Saturday, October 12, 7-9pm

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is proud to announce a solo exhibition of the New York based artist Blake Carrington.  Utilizing a creative practice that incorporates appropriation, performance and the creation of customized software translating sound into visual data, Carrington will be presenting a selection of two projects, one of which has been produced in collaboration with the Urban Archives at Temple University.  In addition to the physical exhibition at PPAC, Carrington will also be conducting an audio-visual performance which illuminates the process by which many of his works are created.
Also performing at the First Unitarian with Blake on October 12th will be Pak and Unguent. Learn More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Fulford’s Hotel Oracle Shuttle

November 2, 2013 6-8pm

30th Street Train Station

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is pleased to announce a special event and book signing with Jason Fulford and The Soon Institute.
Hotel Oracle, a book by Jason Fulford, is a sustained visual meditation on the cosmos-what constitutes it, what its future might be and how to reconcile the world of the supernatural with the world of the 99-cent store.  Fulford’s photos of people and places search out the clues and signs of the prophetic and the numinous, readily mingling them with the banal and the preposterous.  The pictures in Hotel Oracle were taken in the United States, Canada, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, India, Bermuda, and Germany.
For the Philadelphia event, the Hotel Oracle shuttle will make continuous loops from the 30th Street Station to Hotel Oracle, every 15 minutes from 6-8pm.  Learn More
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