Philadelphia is one of the largest U.S. cities with the greatest proportions of adult and teenage smokers. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control revealed that the city has the highest number of cigarette smokers per capita at 23.7 percent.
On Friday, April 8, Dr. Edward Trayes’ Photo Seminar class from Temple University will have a multimedia exhibition featuring 1,000 Philadelphia smokers. There will be 1,000 mounted portraits of Philadelphia’s smokers along with interviews, a book with over 300 pages, an interactive website, an eight-foot tube structure filled with cigarette butts and a video about the smokers.
Located at 13th and Norris streets, the exhibition is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the atrium of the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University. This is one block east off North Broad Street at Diamond and two blocks from the Susquehanna-Dauphin station for SEPTA’s Broad Street Line. Free refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to make it to the opening day for the exhibition, the photographs will remain on display in the same location until Friday, April 15. Please visit the website at www.1000phillysmokers.com for more information about the project.