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by Kenny H November. 16, 2013 4024 views

On Friday, October 18th, the creators of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center invited the entire city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas to submit one photo of their choice (preferably a shot that depicts Philadelphia), register and submit the shot to their site.

Dubbed Philly Photo Day 2013, a FREE city wide event, it became a vast exhibition of all walks of life portraying the city. Every photo that was submitted that day was displayed at a center city gallery on Wednesday November 14th. The grand total was over 1500 shots.

This exhibit will be on display until December 28th, 2013 at the Philly Photo Gallery in Old City Philadelphia. As a part of the exhibition, PPAC will reproduce as many as 60 works of public art to be created into billboards for display all around the city. 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.

I'm looking forward to the next event they give.

This event was packed from 6pm until 10pm.

It was exceptionally cool to see all races, religions, lifestyles and ages come together for this event. I think the youngest was 9 years old. (amazing macro of a praying mantis by the river.)

Each shot (over 1500 entries) was printed and hung alphabetically in the gallery, and published to this hard backed book as a keepsake.

It was kind of crazy as everyone tried to get a shot of themselves standing next to their photo. I can't believe this guy had this much space to himself.

First thing that reminded me of Philly was my favorite photo op spot, Rittenhouse Square. Here's my entry…

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Snowpie 7 years, 8 months ago

seems to be a really cool event. :)

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nancycola 7 years, 8 months ago

What a cool event...loved your entry!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 8 months ago

Lovely event TFS

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 7 years, 8 months ago

Great event!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 7 years, 8 months ago

What a cool event! I'm glad you showed us your entry - I like it a lot! It seems to "speak Philly"!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 7 years, 8 months ago

Congrats for being part of such an interesting exhibition. Your entry in that exhibition is a great picture.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 7 years, 8 months ago

What an excellent idea... it must have been such fun, did you buy a book?

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lyndphotography 7 years, 8 months ago

I participated last year.. It was a lot of fun.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Alison 7 years, 8 months ago

What a brilliant idea. A great way to bring the community together.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 8 months ago

What a great idea!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 8 months ago

So pleased you took me along!

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 8 months ago

What a good idea! I'm glad there was so much participation.

7 years, 8 months ago Edited
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