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Photographic Society of PhiladelphiaThe Photographic Society of Philadelphia will be presenting their annual members exhibition at The Plastic Club in October 2014.

Opening Reception: Sunday October 5, 2014, 1:00 to 5:00pm

Additional Receptions:

  • Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Sunday October 19, 2014 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:00 to 9:00pm

“The Photographic Society of Philadelphia* is the oldest active photography society in the country. We have been looking at the world through the camera lens since 1860!

Photography has dramatically evolved since 1860.  Back then the techniques of photography were limited to a few. Photographers developed their own processes, grounded their own lenses, made their own cameras and tripods.  “Instant” could be many minutes, images were captured on glass plates and slowly teased into visibility, and the lightest camera still weighed many pounds.  But such was the “cutting-edge technology” of the time.” Photographic Society of Philadelphia

Photographic Society of Philadelphia at The Plastic Club

“Since 1897, The Plastic Club has been devoted to the promotion and preservation of the visual (plastic) arts in Philadelphia. The busy gallery schedule offers several annual exhibitions for members and non-members, as well as invited artists in solo and group exhibitions. Members include well-known Philadelphia artists.

The name ” Plastic Club,” suggested by Blanche Dillaye, referred to any work of art unfinished, or in a “plastic” state. The term also refers to the changing and tactile sense of painting and sculpture.” – The Plastic Club

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