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Oh, Snap! with Justyna Badach

  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 1400 North American Street \ Suite 103 Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

Justyna Badach will present her project Land of Epic Battles, a new series of images made using film stills from ISIS training videos. After a year of experimentation, Badach discovered a 19th-century process that allowed her to use gunpowder as a pigment to create large, dichromate prints that resemble antiquated documentation of Middle Eastern sites and landscapes. 

Justyna Badach's work has been exhibited internationally including, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Fotografia Festival di Roma, The Griffin Museum, Catherine Edelman Gallery, among others. Her book, Bachelor Portraits is in the artist book collections at Rice University, Temple University, and Haverford College. Badach has been awarded an artist residency from Light Work, and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation, and The Independence Foundation.

Justyna Badach
Palmyra #2, 2016
casein dichromate and gunpowder on watercolor paper
22x30 inches


Oh, Snap! is a program created by in response to the interest among local women to come together, share stories and learn about photography in a safe, non-judgmental space. Self-identifying women from the neighborhood and the larger community are welcomed to attend. You don’t have to sign up. You don’t have to pay. You come when you can. PPAC welcomes you to Oh Snap! where we make friends and photographs.

Oh, Snap! meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

PPAC hopes that Oh, Snap! will bring together women of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The activities will develop according to the interests of its participants, but it’s safe to predict that you will learn photo basics, share photo tips, learn from photo professionals, and make your own photographs. Please contact Lori if you have questions:

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