On Philly Photo Day, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center asks everyone in Philadelphia to take a photograph somewhere within the city limits and submit it to them over the internet. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will print and hang every single picture submitted to create a unique exhibition capturing a day in the life of Philadelphia.
Philly Photo Day has three rules:
1. The photograph must be taken on October 26.
2. The photograph must be taken in Philadelphia.
3. One photograph submission per person.
The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to be one of the many new community partners for this year’s Philly Photo Day. Are you worried you don’t know enough about photography to take a great picture? Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, with generous support from the Knight Foundation, will be taking Philly Photo Day to the next level this year by sending photographers to locations in the community, with cameras, to teach you the basics of photography like composition and lighting, take you out to shoot photographs and then help you upload them to the Philly Photo Day website. The Free Library will be hosting Photo Day events at the following locations and times:
Parkway Central Library – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Queen Memorial Library – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Whitman Branch – 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Frankford Branch – 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fishtown Branch – 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Northwest Regional – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fox Chase Branch - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bustleton Branch – 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Cecil B Moore Branch - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Select photographs will appear on SEPTA trains and busses and on billboards in the city- one might be yours!
If that isn’t enough to get you excited to take a photo, check out this great video, narrated by WHYY’s Marty Moss-Coane: