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A Photographic Survey of Philadelphia

  • The 990 Building 990 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)

In 1960, the Philadelphia Planning Commission released its first Comprehensive Plan. This document, which divided Philly into 12 sections, proposed the "organization of residential areas into a system of neighborhoods, communities and districts in order to enhance the local civic identity."

From July 2017 to January 2018, Philadelphia photographers documented the 12 section’s unique people and places. The project features 17 photographers who produced an expansive and detailed look into everyday Philadelphia. The show will open Friday, April 6, 2018 and runs through Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The kickoff event is free and open to the public. A publication will be available for sale.

Center City: Shira Yudkoff and Billy Cress
South: Neema Kashi and Saleem Ahmed
Southwest: Annie Risemberg
West: Rachel Wisniewski
Lower North: Matthew Bender
Upper North: Joseph R Webb and Anthony Pezzotti
Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond: Joe Lamberti and Branden Eastwood
Roxborough-Manayunk: Andrew Piccone
Germantown-Chestnut Hill: Anthony Pezzotti and Ebony Welch
Olney-Oak Lane: Kriston Jae Bethel and Ebony Welch
Near Northeast: Kevin Cook and Ryan Strand Greenberg
Far Northeast: Troy Memis

*Philadelphia’s 2018 plan and its future plan, Philadelphia 2035, which was introduced under former Mayor Nutter, divide the city into 18 sections.
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Project Curator: Kevin Cook
Book Design: Ryan Strand Greenberg
Graphic Design: Kriston Jae Bethel

Cover Photo by Billy Cress in Center City

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