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
Extended 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