There’s something about Havana. Most likely, we have never been; and yet images easily come to mind — public domino matches, old VWs, Che stencils and people dancing to Buena Vista Social Club — making us feel as though we already know it. We often forget the country’s struggle and immense poverty, instead believing in this land’s creativity, relaxed lifestyle, and spirit of revolution. Three photographers at Dalet Gallery in Olde City captured these imaginations and much more, revealing Havana’s nuances, hidden corners, and shy grins. The exhibition, Havana: Piercing the Darkness, opened First Friday, December 7, with a violinist ... More » »
Post by Emily Friedman Daydream Nation, PPAC’s 1st Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, opened several weeks ago in the Crane Arts Building. Philadelphia Photo Art Center received 170 entries for the juried show, from which they chose 34 photographs by 34 different artists and awarded three prizes. Jock Reynolds and Joshua Chuang, respectively Yale University Art Gallery’s Director and Assistant Curator of Photographs, judged the entries.