October 31, 1999 |
What better way to "capture" Christmas than wandering through downtown West Chester with camera and tripod, taking pictures of window decorations and historic homes? There is no better way if you are a photography buff. Comparing your pictures with those of other camera enthusiasts can be entertaining and educational. Field trips such as the excursion to West Chester attract a variety of people with varying levels of expertise to the Chester County Camera Club. A love of photography and an interest in taking good pictures are the only requirements for joining.
October 12, 2014 |
Ray K. Metzker, 83, widely considered one of the nation's greatest photographers, died Thursday, Oct. 9, after a long illness. A spare and somewhat laconic figure, Mr. Metzker came to Philadelphia in 1962 to teach at the Philadelphia College of Art - now part of the University of the Arts - and fell in love with the shadow-streaked streets of the old city. Known for his black-and-white images of the urban streetscape - a man walking past the Fidelity Bank building, a woman captured by a shaft of sunlight, a sailor in whites stepping into an ominous shadow - Mr. Metzker walked the city decade after decade, finding the remarkable in the ordinary and the powerful in the most fleeting.
September 30, 1999 |
Yesterday was move-in day for 500 Art Institue of Philadelphia students in the first dormitory on Philly's first South Broad Street. The 17-story Avenue of the Arts building, formerly a mothballed office building, was converted into one-,two- and photography, multimedia and video production and culinary arts.
February 7, 1996 |
Shedding some light on the art is Alan Willoughby, director of the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. He is changing a lightbulb to illuminate photographs by Jeffrey Ladd. They're part of the center's show, "Photography 15," a juried exhibition of the work of 46 artists, running through Feb. 25.
June 17, 1994 |
Kolwa, whose sister, Tandi (right) is America's first white lion cub, tries her paw at photography at the Philadelphia Zoo yesterday. The photo shoot was to publicize the first opportunity for the public to see the cubs, tomorrow, at the zoo.
February 28, 1986 |
Mighty photographers from tiny snapshooters grow, said some famous philosopher. Ansel Adams, I think. In any case, sometimes the best place to assess the future of an endeavor is in the schools where its young practitioners reside. And photography's future appears quite rosy when viewed within the walls of several Philadelphia art schools and colleges. Also on view is the unsteady relationship of the "art" of photography to the rest of the "art" world. Nowhere is the public attitude toward a definition of art more splintered than in the realm of photography.
November 18, 2010 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired more than 3,000 photographic images by the pioneering modernist Paul Strand, catapulting the museum into the front ranks of worldwide photography meccas, and creating the greatest single repository of Strand's work anywhere. The acquisition, made through gifts and a purchase agreement with the New York-based Aperture Foundation, is expected to be announced Thursday. "It's a landmark in terms of our holdings of photography," said Timothy Rub, museum director.
June 3, 1990 |
A champagne brunch and auction and a photography exhibition highlight the June calendar of Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. To mark the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography, the Moorestown arts center and the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission are holding a joint exhibition on the influence of technology on photography. The show begins today at two locations and runs through June 24. Works by 11 artists will be featured, with each using more recently developed technologies - computers, videos, holograms, digital recordings and photocopiers - to create photo artworks.
December 26, 1986 |
Art has been in City Hall for more than a year. No, the mayor's real name isn't Arthur Wilson Goode. We mean Art, the commodity, the phenomenon, the visual treat. That's what's hanging in several magnificent glass cases on the second and fourth floors of our venerable seat of government. "Art in City Hall," coordinated by Katherine Stiles Cogan of the city's office of arts and culture, is the first municipal gallery in Philadelphia. Open juried shows, curated by Philadelphia cultural institutions, are held four times a year to attract work from Philadelphia-area artists.
February 1, 2011
A story Friday on the juried Photography 30 Show at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown misspelled the name of photographer Igor Svibilsky. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .