Saturday, November 14, 2015

Philly Photo Day 2015 & Philadelphia: A World Heritage City

On October 9, 2015, Philadelphia Photo Art Center (PPAC) held its annual "Philly Photo Day" inviting anyone and everyone to...

POINT... a camera or cell phone in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

CLICK... and capture one moment of one day... Friday, October 9th.

SEND... the uploaded image to PPAC.

This year 1,412 images were received, printed, and are now on exhibit at The Crane Arts Building, November 12, 2015 - January 2, 2016.

1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Phone: 215. 232. 5678 (call for holiday hours).

Here's a selection of photographs from the show...

Photo: John Carlano

Photo: John Stritzinger

Photo: Mechelle Lavelle

Photo: Mark Mcdowell

Photo: Thomas Galante

Photo: Joe Trachtman

Photo: Stephen Perzan

Photo: Brian Krase

Photo: Jill Sherman

Photo: Thomas Myernick

Photo: Mariann Reh

Photo: Danny Schweers

Photo: Aaron Bilese

Photo: Susan Liedke

Photo: Marian Kelley

Photo: Liz Demartino

Photo: Meredith Kleiber

Photo: Melvin Chappell

Photo: Crystal Martin

Photo: Kay Moon

Photo: Joonyup Park

Here's my contribution, a segment of a sign above Alert Moving and Storage, located a few doors down from Rieker's German Market in Fox Chase, where we were headed for some house-made soup, sausages, and spaetzle.

Photo: Dyan Titchnell

Here my husband chose to photograph this oddity, a doll's shoe nailed to a   joist inside the building he's rehabbing in a section of the city called Lawndale.

Photo: Michael Titchnell

To view the entire "Philly Photo Day exhibition go here.

And More Good News! On Friday, November 6, 2015, Philadelphia was named the first World Heritage City in the United States, joining such cities as Paris, Florence, Jerusalem, Prague etc.

"This is the start of a new and exciting chapter in the city's history," said Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter. "As we celebrate this milestone, the next step is to focus on the future and how we can optimize this World Heritage City recognition to attract more people to visit, invest, work, study and live in Philadelphia."

To learn more of our city's recent recognition, check out this article in The New York Times here.

And tying in with "Philly Photo Day," Katie Scot Aiton gives 11 photographic reasons why Philadelphia deserves to be a World Heritage City here.

Congratulations to Philadelphia and to all the people who make this city great!

XOX... Dyan

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