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Philly Photo Day

Grab a camera and take a picture in the city

Snap your best picture of the city during Philly Photo Day. Credit: B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia


Photo Day: October 9, 2015
Exhibition Opens: November 12, 2015

Note: The information below is from 2014. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.


Now in its fifth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.

Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and submit their favorite shots taken during the day-long celebration. Snap a picture with a fancy camera or just the phone in your pocket and upload it to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center via an online submission form on October 10.

Thousand of images from the day will be printed and displayed during the final exhibition at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center from November 13-December 28.

Photo aficionados, here are the rules — the photo must be taken in Philadelphia on Friday, October 10 and submitted between October 10 and 14. Participants are only allowed to submit one photo per person. Photographers also must create a free account on the PPAC website, and then log in to upload their photo. Click here for the full rundown of the rules.

From there, PPAC will print all submissions for display during the exhibition — expect more than 1,000 photographs to make up the exhibition. A few lucky photographers will even see their work on billboards and at an outdoor exhibition at Dilworth Park in the spring.

Philly Photo Day aims to capture a snapshot of Philadelphia on October 10 through all different lenses.

For more information on Philly Photo Day, click the button below.



Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 1400 N. American Street #103 Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 232-5678

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