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“Friends,” 2011.  “This photograph is a part of a series that I shot in 2011 of children at a home-based daycare in Germantown.  This scene, of three girls on the step, two looking in one direction with one looking in the opposite direction while one girl's hand rests on another girl's leg, is very poignant.  It has a quiet sweetness to it that I love to capture in street scenes.” - Tieshka Smith

Community in Germantown – a Discussion with Tieshka Smith

—>Maegan visits a gallery in her neighborhood and talks with the artist about community and the importance of people in a neighborhood.–the artblog editors——————–> I have been living in Germantown with my husband for the last 6 years.  Getting assigned to cover Tieshka Smith’s show, “The Other Side of Germantown” seemed too good to be true.  As a resident of this community, I have personally observed its struggles and triumphs.  I sat down with the artist at iMPeRFeCT Gallery to discuss her body of work on view here. The self-taught photographer Smith is a self-taught photographer who received her first ... More » »

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Tieshka Smith’s Photographs – A Celebration of Brewerytown

Next City’s Storefront for Urban Innovation is currently home to a community based photo project by Philadelphia-based street photographer Tieshka Smith (to February 16). The exhibition, “Portraits of Brewerytown,” provides a thoughtful look into the North Philadelphia neighborhood and its inhabitants. Smith’s photos highlight leaders and long standing members of the community engaging in their projects and professions, giving the viewer a glimpse into the vital relationship these individuals have with their neighborhood. Her work confronts the area’s reputation as a crime and poverty-stricken neighborhood and counters this by focusing on the uniquely positive and vibrant personality of the population. ... More » »