December 21, 2013 - December 14, 2014
Anyone who was in Philadelphia on
Philly Photo Day – October 18, 2013 -- was invited to take a photograph on that
day of anything in the city. One day, each year, citizens of the city and its
guests can take part in a communal celebration of photography. Whether using a
phone, tablet, or digital camera, Philly Photo Day is about engaging people
with the medium of photography. This day-long photo event, now in its fourth year,
is an initiative of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a non-profit
organization founded in 2009 devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation
of photography throughout the region. Philly Photo Day has grown from 300
participants in the first year to more than 1,500 in 2013.
To participate, each photographer
electronically submitted one photo to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. All
of the photos taken on Philly Photo Day have been printed and included in a 2 month-long
exhibition. In addition, 20 digitally produced photomurals are displayed at the
partners’ sites and 40 photos were chosen for public display on billboards to
broadcast this unique project city-wide.
Philly Photo Day 2013 includes 176 photos providing regional,
national, and international passengers with snapshots of a day in the life of
the City of Philadelphia.