Daily Archives: November 10, 2009

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center @ Crane Arts in Fishtown

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Joshua Lanzara, Mary, pigment on paper, Felicia Perretti, Car Seat Fight & Charlie Getting Dressed.

According to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center website their mission states:“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region. The organization fulfills this mission by offering educational programs, photographic exhibitions, lectures by practicing artists, and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the creation of photographs. PPAC is a resource for both practicing artists as well as individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography. PPAC provides needed technical services and instruction and promotes the relationships and connections that will lead to a more vibrant photography community.

This really says it all but when DoN & Jed Williams walked into the bright space in the Crane Arts Center we were both overwhelmed by the potential laid out before us, the kind reception by the informative staff, the top shelf equipment, the thoughtful art space and of course, the great photography.  The founder Sarah Stolfa, is a Yale MFA grad, an alum of Gallery 339, the creator of the art show & book,”The Regulars” and just a wonderfully cool, unpretentious artist who came up with a really great idea to give back to the community.  DoN can’t wait to get his hands on one of those Epson printers that can produce images up to 64″ wide!

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

The exhibition space @ The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in the the Crane Arts Center in Fishtown.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

The Philadelphia Photo Arts CenterJaime Alvarez – Next Emerging Philadelphia Photographers.