The goal of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is to make Philadelphia a place where important photography gets made, shown and talked about. Emerging local photographers are essential to that goal. They will be our photo community’s next leaders and the source of important new work and new ideas. PPAC is therefore excited to launch our exhibition space with NEXT: Emerging Philadelphia Photographers. Selected entries will be exhibited in PPAC’s new exhibition space in the Crane Arts Building from August 18 – November 29, 2009.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tetsugo Hyakutake was awarded in the International Photography Awards Competition. International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2009's competition.
Tetsugo Hyakutake was Awarded: 1st place in Architecture - Bridges category for the winning entry "Post- Industrialization."
The 2009 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery - 200 S. 36th St. Phila, PA.
Including works by Photo Faculty:
Jamie Diamond, Luis Gispert, Gabriel Martinez, Francesca Pfister, Karen Rodewald, Sarah Stolfa, Brent Wahl.
Brent Wahl, Arrivals and Departures
The rise and fall of culture nestled within the resilient and morphing context of nature is the musing of this multimedia installation. Playing off of his frequent use of architecture, illusion, and ephemeral materials, Brent incorporates motion, surveillance, and sound in this exhibition. Based loosely on a distant variation of both the model of the zoetrope, created in China around 180 AD, and the magic lantern of 1558, the artist has made a simple looped environment with a loosely connected, but dark narrative. Like the prisoners described in Plato's Cave, observers are privy to projections of imagery on a wall. Instead of reality being shifted as it is cast as shadow, a partially fabricated view of history and nature is cast as reality. In the brief, one-minute journey to the soundtrack of tropical birds and a distant battle, we visit an anonymous mountain terrain, a desolate but seemingly magical forest, various military bunkers, and Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation in Marseille. See more at: www.brentwahl.com
September 4 - 27, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 4 from 6 - 11pm
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 6pm
GALLERY TALK: With ICA Curator Jenelle Porter, September 27 at 3pm