Group Portrait

 

The fourth Philly Photo Day has come and gone, but the event’s organizer, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, gave us the chance to pick out our favorites from the more than 1,500 submitted. Choosing wasn’t easy. In fact, there were so many fantastic images that we decided to run 25 today, and tomorrow we’ll have another 25, along with an interview with PPAC founder and executive director Sarah Stolfa. All of the photos have already been printed and hung at a pop-up gallery at 120 N. 3rd Street in Old City, with the opening reception scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14th at 6PM.

Photo: Christopher Kennedy

Photo: Christopher Kennedy

Photo: Kelly Ross

Photo: Ross Kelly

Photo: Susan Abrams

Photo: Susan Abrams

Photo: Katrina Camerote

Photo: Katrina Camerote

Photo: John Carlano

Photo: John Carlano

Photo: Jessica Clark

Photo: Jessica Clark

Photo: Scott Hatfield

Photo: Scott Hatfield

Photo: Eliza Darling

Photo: Eliza Darling

Photo: Michael Battaglia

Photo: Michael Battaglia

Photo: Nicky Decorte-Markerink

Photo: Nicky Decorte-Markerink

Photo: Rita DeLuca-Kallie

Photo: Rita DeLuca-Kallie

Kocot and Hatton

Kocot and Hatton

Photo: Emaleigh Doley

Photo: Emaleigh Doley

Felderman_Lauren

Photo: Lauren Felderman

Photo: Leah Friedman

Photo: Leah Friedman

Photo: Rachel Glidden

Photo: Rachel Glidden

Photo: Rachel Hara

Photo: Rachel Hara

Photo: Karen Jacobson

Photo: Karen Jacobson

Photo: Meredith Kleiber

Photo: Meredith Kleiber

LeBude_Neil

Photo: Neil LeBude

Photo: Charles Mostoller

Photo: Charles Mostoller

Photo: Craig Needelman

Photo: Craig Needelman

Photo: Jenni Kowal

Photo: Jenni Kowal

Photo: Rebecca Iannacone

Photo: Rebecca Iannacone

Photo: Sarah Kaufman

Photo: Sarah Kaufman

Peter Woodall is the co-editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and a former newspaper reporter with the Biloxi Sun Herald and the Sacramento Bee. He worked as a producer for Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane and wrote a column about neighborhood bars for PhiladelphiaWeekly.com.



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  1. These are wonderful! Thanks for curating.

  2. Hi Richard–the second part has been posted, but with a different headline. You can check it out here: https://hiddencityphila.org/2013/11/celebrating-photography-the-city/

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