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Weekly Update – Photo Redux at Third St. Gallery


No longer a Deadman’s Gulch for photography, Philadelphia is now photo heaven. Since 2005 we’ve spawned four dedicated silver gelatin or C-print venues including the blue chip Gallery 339 and three membership cooperatives, Project Basho, Philadelphia Photo Art Center and recent arrival the Lightroom.

Tony Rocco, man and dog, in Redux

“Redux,” the debut show of Lightroom members opens at Third Street Gallery this Friday. Organized by Lightroom’s Al Wachlin, Jr. — who is also a member of Third St. Gallery – the show is a democratic mix of portraits, landscapes, travel and architecture photos and more.

Al Wachlin Jr, 6th and Spring Garden St.

Wachlin was an award winner in the Print Center’s 2010 international juried photo exhibition. His deadpan photos of quonset hut sheds explore weird American architecture in depopulated spaces.

Ranjoo Prasad 30 mm Fisheye lens, Hasselblad camera, Kodak Ektar 100 color film and printed optically on Kodak Metallic paper — just in case you’re wondering

Tony Rocco, a longtime chronicler of Philadelphia’s Latino community, creates beautiful, empathetic portraits. Painter Sean Wholey is also a travel photographer whose prints bespeak a painter’s delight in bright colors. Operating under the radar for a number of years, The Lightroom’s new space in Fairmount is a welcome addition to the scene.

5-9 pm.
Through Aug. 29 
3rd Street Gallery
58 N. Second St.

Read a version of this article at Philadelphia Weekly.


al wachlin jr, photography collective, ranjoo prasad, ronald corbin, the lightroom