The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is designating October 28, 2010 as Philly Photo Day. They are asking anyone and everyone to take a picture in Philadelphia on this day and submit it electronically to PPAC.
Photographs can be taken with any device from a camera phone or a computer to a digital SLR or 8” x 10”. It can be the first photograph someone has ever taken or it can be taken by a seasoned photographer. Everyone is welcome to participate. PPAC hopes to receive hundreds if not thousands of images that will constitute a broad portrait of Philadelphia on that day.
On November 11, 2010, PPAC will open an exhibition of the submitted images in the Gray Area at the Crane Arts Building, where copies of all submitted images will be for sale at $10 and $20.
Guidelines for participating in Philly Photo Day:
1. Photographs must be made on October 28, 2010, between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm.
2. Each participant may only submit one image.
3. Photographs must be taken within Philadelphia city limits.
4. Any camera can be used but the image file must be digitally submitted.
5. Images must be submitted digitally at 3200 pixels x 2400 pixels (10.5” x 8” at 300 ppi).
Dimensions may vary due to camera format. Files must be submitted as a JPEG or TIFF, no other file format will be accepted. Files that are smaller will be re-sized to the above dimensions.
6. All images must be submitted by 8:00 pm on Sunday, October 31, 2010.
7. Digital files can be uploaded at www.philaphotoarts.org. Participants must accept agreement terms as detailed.
Philly Photo Day celebrates PPAC’s early success in strengthening the connection between Philadelphians and photography. Philly Photo Day is designed to give the largest number of people the opportunity to consider how they want to represent themselves and their city, and how they can do that through a single photograph.