Philly Photo Day serves as a colorful record of the city, through the eyes of its community members, at one moment in history. Be a part of it. (Photos courtesy Philadelphia Photo Arts Center)
Say “cheese” Philadelphia! The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) turns three this year, and is celebrating with the biggest yet Philly Photo Day, Friday, October 26.
On that day, everyone in Philadelphia, whether you’re visiting for the day or live here, is invited to take a picture of anything anywhere in the city, with a camera, a phone or even a computer, and submit it electronically to PPAC.
This year, PPAC will be reaching out to local community centers, providing cameras and teaching artists to a wide range of people. These artists will teach photography basics like lighting and composition, and help participants select their best photos, ensuring widespread access to Philly Photo Day.
But that’s not all. Select images will be placed on SEPTA buses and trains and even on billboards for an entire month. One of those images could be yours! So cool.
Every single picture received will be printed, and PPAC will hold an exhibition on December 6 highlighting the photos.
Philly Photo Day celebrates photography as an art form and Philadelphia as a subject. The city was, incidentally, named one of the 25 most photographed places on earth by Budget Travel magazine.
Last year, the center received 900 submissions. This year, they’re expecting 2,000. Be a part of it.
To donate to Philly Photo Day 2012, check out the Kickstarter campaign here. Get some inspiration from the video below.
Philly Photo Day 2012
When: Friday, October 26; exhibition opening on December 6
Where: Throughout the city; opening reception at 1400 N. American Street
More info: www.philaphotoarts.org