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October 9th, take a photo of ANYTHING in Greater Philly. We’ll put it in a gallery show, a book - and display photos on regional rail!
October 9th, take a photo of ANYTHING in Greater Philly. We’ll put it in a gallery show, a book - and display photos on regional rail!
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On October 9th, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center invites you and EVERYONE in the 11 counties of Greater Philadelphia to be an artist for the day. Share your vision with thousands of others so together we can create a portrait of everything beautiful, historic, weird, and amazing about Greater Philadelphia. Join in the fun! 

Show us your family, your rooftop, your best handstand or your best friends - anything - EVERYTHING!  Share your story - Celebrate Greater Philadelphia. What inspires you? When you send us your best picture of the day, we will print and exhibit it in a huge gallery exhibition, a book, and online along with thousands of photographs by thousands of people like you. 

Everyone is included PLUS three winning photographs will be chosen for city-wide display on regional rail posters! 

Philly Photo Day opening 2014 - so many people, so much photo love!
Philly Photo Day opening 2014 - so many people, so much photo love!

Greater Philly Photo Day is open to absolutely everyone at no cost to participate. We cover all expenses: ink, paper, exhibition space, teaching artists, cameras, advertising, catering, server space and staffing. Become a backer today and be a part of this massive regional event. Every single person makes a difference. 

Free Photo Workshops: 

Your support provides free instruction and over 250 cameras to anyone who needs them, so everyone's viewpoint can be included. We’ll send teaching artists to schools, libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers in every part of Greater Philly.

Philly Photo Day 2014 workshop. Photo by Naeem McNair.
Philly Photo Day 2014 workshop. Photo by Naeem McNair.

Remember, take a picture on October 9th, submit it to our website and come to the Philly Photo Day exhibition opening November 12th. Every inspired person can be an artist and you can make it happen by becoming a backer today! 

Learn more about Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and how to submit your photo here: www.philaphotoarts.org

Check out these awesome backer rewards: 

Handmade in Philly from UP-CYCLED Philly Photo Day murals, each tote and shoulder bag is unique!
Handmade in Philly from UP-CYCLED Philly Photo Day murals, each tote and shoulder bag is unique!
History of Photography bracelets by John Wind, here in 5-charm and single-charm variations of black and violet.
History of Photography bracelets by John Wind, here in 5-charm and single-charm variations of black and violet.
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist, Katrina D'Autremont
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist, Katrina D'Autremont
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist, David Graham.
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist, David Graham.
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist, Jessica Todd Harper.
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist, Jessica Todd Harper.
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist and Founding Director of PPAC, Sarah Stolfa
Your Portrait or Family Portrait by Artist and Founding Director of PPAC, Sarah Stolfa

Risks and challenges

This is the 6th year of Philly Photo Day and we know that together with your help we can do it! The exhibition, workshops, transit posters, photo-wrapped car, and many other aspects of the event will take lots of community partners, and people like you collaborating to make photo magic happen for thousands of people in and around Philadelphia.

PPAC’s biggest challenge this year comes in 2 parts. One will be getting the word out and encouraging all 11 counties of Greater Philadelphia to take a photo. The other is printing, exhibiting and publishing the THOUSANDS of additional photographs we hope to receive by including the whole region from New Jersey, to Eastern PA, to Delaware!

This massive undertaking will require an extra push and more community participation to make it happen. We are working with art centers and community groups in each of the 11 counties to help make it happen, and with the support of PNC Arts Alive, we now have a PR firm to spread the word about Greater Philly Photo Day.

You can help too - tell your friends to join in and take a picture with you on October 9th!

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    Thank you for becoming a backer! PPAC will proudly list your name on the Greater Philly Photo Day webpage :)

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    Awesome! Take a picture for Philly Photo Day and we will send you a free 8x10" print of your photo, feature your photo on Instagram AND list your name as a Greater Philly Photo Day backer!

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    Handmade in Philadelphia! We have UPCYCLED our Philly Photo Day murals into awesome Photo Totes! Each is a unique visual riddle of words and images. These cool and sturdy bags will hold all you need for a picnic in the park! Save the environment AND show your love of photo! (Plus we will send you a free 8x10 print of your photo, feature it on Instagram, and list you as a backer!)

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    Thank you! You will receive a free 3-hour photo workshop of your choice OR a PPAC membership...

    PLUS the awesome Photo Tote! You can even give your rewards as a gift to a friend! Membership includes fun, exclusive events, guaranteed acceptance to the members' exhibition, and discounts on classes, workshops. (You will also receive a free print, your photo on Instagram, and a 'thank you' on our website!)

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    John Wind has designed the History of Photography bracelet, printed in 3D exclusively here at PPAC! Backers at $250 will receive a bracelet in the color of their choice (Black, Violet, or White) and the roomier PHOTO SHOULDER BAG.

    We will also print your photo, feature it on Instagram, and post a big Thank You on our website :)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Backers at $500 receive a free 5-week class of their choice at The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center PLUS a single-charm History of Photography bracelet!

    In addition, you will receive the super-cool, handmade Photo Shoulder Bag, a print of your photo, a shout-out on Instagram, and a 'Thank you!" on our website. Thank you!!!

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    Have your family portrait taken in your home with artist and PPAC founder, Sarah Stolfa! You will receive an archival-quality 16" X 20" print ready for framing. NOTE: portrait sessions must be in the Greater Philadelphia area.

    In addition, you will receive the super-cool, handmade Photo Shoulder Bag, a print of your photo, a shout-out on Instagram, and a 'Thank you!" on our website. Thank you!!!

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    Artist, Katrina D'Autremont will take your family portrait in her lush and insightful style, in your home and you will receive an archival-quality 16" X 20" print ready for framing. NOTE: portrait sessions must be in the Greater Philadelphia area.

    In addition, you will receive the super-cool, handmade Photo Shoulder Bag, a print of your photo, a shout-out on Instagram, and a 'Thank you!" on our website. Thank you!!!

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    One lucky backer will have Artist, David Graham take their family portrait at their home with his extraordinary power to capture depth and humor in everyday life. PPAC will then produce an archival-quality 16" x 20" print for you! Please note that the portrait must be taken in the Greater Philadelphia area.

    In addition, you will receive the super-cool, handmade Photo Shoulder Bag, a print of your photo, a shout-out on Instagram, and a 'Thank you!" on our website. Thank you!!!

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    Have your portrait or family portrait taken in your home with Artist Jessica Todd Harper who captures human interaction in a way that is at once dramatic and transcendent. You will receive an archival-quality 16" X 20" print ready for framing. NOTE: sessions are for one portrait and must be in the Greater Philadelphia area.

    In addition, you will receive the super-cool, handmade Photo Shoulder Bag, a print of your photo, a shout-out on Instagram, and a 'Thank you!" on our website. Thank you!!!

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Wow! PPAC will send Sarah Stolfa to your home to take your family portrait, give you an archival-quality 16"x20" print, AND you will receive a John Wind 5-charm History of Photography bracelet (in black, violet, or white), AND you can take a free class of your choice at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

    Of course, you will also receive the Photo Shoulder Bag, handmade in Philadelphia using up-cycled Philly Photo Day murals! We will send you a print of you Greater Philly Photo Day photo, and Thank you on our website and social media! Thank you :)

    Note* Portrait sessions are only offered in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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