Bring to Light: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

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04/02/12 to 04/01/13
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Knight Arts Challenge

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To encourage broader audience participation in the city's visual arts by expanding "Philly Photo Day 2012," where the community is invited to take and submit a picture that is ultimately used in an exhibition

Summary: To encourage broader audience participation in the city’s visual arts, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will expand Philly Photo Day, where every member of the community is invited to take a picture on the same day for an exhibition. On Philly Photo Day – Oct. 26, 2012 – the center will distribute disposable digital cameras to community centers in underserved neighborhoods and send artists to teach residents how to use the cameras. In addition to the exhibition at the center, the captured images will be exhibited in public spaces throughout the city, including trains, buses and on billboards.

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Sarah Stolfa

Executive Director

Sarah Stolfa is a working fine-art photographer and educator with over eight years of experience in photography, education, curatorial work and digital lab creation and management. She has an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art. In addition to teaching at PPAC, Stolfa has taught at the Yale Univeristy Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the University of Delaware, Drexel University and currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. email:

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