• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Day in the Life: Images from Philly Photo Day 2012

    • Philly Photo Day
      Philly Photo Day

Over 1,800 photographs were submitted for this year's Philly Photo Day - more than double last year's participation - forming a diverse portrait of a day in the life of Philadelphia. 

Sarah Stolfa, Executive Director of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC), said she was thrilled with the strong response and breadth of images shared, enhanced by this year's addition of teaching artists leading participation at 40 community locations across the city. To be sure there were photographers who planned out their compositions in advance, a huge portion of this year's submissions were more snapshots giving greater variety and different sense of the city. Stolfa said that this year there were more "Instagram-y" photos, and fewer "iconic" Philly shots. 

As we did last year, Eyes on the Street is sharing a sampling of the compelling images that help comprise this huge collective portrait of the city. Here's our first installment of two.

  • Robert Cocozza | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Anne An | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 


  • Mike Arrison | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Jeremy Fountain | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Ned Barlas | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Ken Kramar | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Colin Helb | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Rob Firestone | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Steve Ives | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Malcom Graham | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Mariah Mathys | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Alexandra Gunnison | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • Carl Nappi | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


  • MR Heart | courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

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Eyes on the Street always wants to see what your Philadelphia looks like too. So submit your photos to the Eyes on the Street flickr group and you just might see them appear on the site.

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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    Photo Credit: courtesy of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

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