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Spring Garden: Young Choreographer Explores Human Interaction Through Dance and Photography

Spring Garden: Young Choreographer Explores Human Interaction Through Dance and Photography

Through a blend of two distinctive artistic disciplines, 23-year-old Camille Gamble seeks to illustrate the significance of everyday human interaction that many folks often take for granted. The recent Temple University graduate calls her concept, The InterACTion Project, which utilizes dance and photography as a means of connecting people to the kind of personal interaction […]

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Kensington: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Connects With The Community

Kensington: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Connects With The Community

Walking down Master Street in Kensington, it’s almost impossible to miss the Crane Arts building. Located in front of the building, two light brown doors lead to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a space that provides the community with tools and exhibits to expand their knowledge of photography. It wasn’t that long ago – six years to […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: Artist Tyler Teran Uses the City As His Canvas

Arts & Entertainment: Artist Tyler Teran Uses the City As His Canvas

Tyler Teran didn’t plan on being an artist. During his freshman year at Temple University, Teran hadn’t declared a major and considered studying history. But while taking a class for non-art majors, Teran realized he was happiest when creating. “It was an 8 a.m. class,” Teran said. “I don’t think I ever passed a class […]

 

Olde Kensington: Five Creative Places for Your Artistic Palate

Olde Kensington: Five Creative Places for Your Artistic Palate

Olde Kensington is a close-knit community with a thriving arts and culture scene (watch out, Fishtown). On every street you will encounter anything from an art recycling center to a monstrous exhibition hub. Want to brush up on your photography skills? Grab a cup of premium-sourced coffee? Network at a trendy gallery event? In Olde […]

 

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Waterfront: Conrad Benner Explores Philly to Expose Art in Unexpected Spaces

Arms outstretched, Conrad Benner leaned out over the silver railing that separated the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk from the water below. Adjusting the frame of his camera to fit the distant Philadelphia skyline, the 29-year-old held, snapped and nodded. Part of Benner’s grind as founder and editor of street art blog StreetsDept.com is sharing his perspective […]

 

Mantua: Five Places You Need To Know

Mantua: Five Places You Need To Know

Just north of Drexel University’s campus sits a small, tightly knit community called Mantua. With bordering streets from Spring Garden Street to Mantua Avenue and 31st to 40th streets. A mainly residential neighborhood, Mantua has struggled in the past with drug-related crimes and deep poverty. The residents are predominantly working-class Philadelphians dedicated to keeping their […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: “Dreaming Double” Debuts at Green Line Cafe

Spruce Hill: “Dreaming Double” Debuts at Green Line Cafe

[vimeo 79845925] Green Line Café recently hosted the opening of “Dreaming Double” by photographer Katie Reynolds. The series of double exposure photographs was captured around Philadelphia. Friends came out in support to the 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue location last Friday evening to see the collection on display. “I’d go around to places that fascinated me […]

 By Ed Durkin

Northern Liberties: Adventures At Philly’s Brooklyn Flea

Northern Liberties: Adventures At Philly’s Brooklyn Flea

For a generation that has grown up on the big box standard set by places like Wal-Mart, Sears, and Target, the modern bazaar can seem a little bizarre. Stalls? Haggling? Outdoors, even? It might all seem a bit intimidating, but that didn’t stop several hundred Philadelphians from descending upon the Brooklyn Flea Market at the […]

 By Jenine A. Pilla and Marc J. Snitzer

Kensington: Kensington Blues Documents Hardships Beneath the El

Kensington: Kensington Blues Documents Hardships Beneath the El

For many, the battered streets beneath the El along Kensington Avenue serve as an eyesore, but for some, it is an outlet of expression.
Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge, 31, has turned the littered sidewalks of Kensington into a narrative of the neighborhood’s struggle
with drugs and addiction through his blog Kensington Blues. By using photographs, audio recordings and journal entries, Stockbridge utilizes several media platforms to show the lives of those living along Kensington Avenue, better known to them as “the Ave.”
Stockbridge started Kensington Blues in 2008 after spending years photographing the interior of abandoned houses around Philadelphia. Through his work within blighted neighborhoods he became more familiar with those who occupied their streets and narrowed his focus to document their stories.

 By Kayla Young and Kevin Acevedo

Fairhill: Gisone’s Images Captures All

Fairhill: Gisone’s Images Captures All

Residents of Fairhill looking for a photographer or travel agent need look no further than Gisone’s Images. Located at 2728 N. Fifth St, Gisone’s Images has been serving the community since 1992. Lazara Gisone, who runs the store with her husband, Marcelo, went to school for photography, but she said she gained experience in other […]