Humanitarian Photographer Tracy Clark — Free Talk on Oct 25

You are invited to:
Continuing Education Certificate Student Lecture + Discussion

The Humanitarian Photography of Tracy Clark
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8 pm

The University of the Arts | Terra Hall
Connelly Auditorium | 8th Floor | 211 S. Broad Street

6:30 lecture, followed by brief reception to view her work in our Continuing Studies gallery space

2012 Digital Photography Certificate recipient and professional photographer Tracy Clark will present her work as a humanitarian photographer in Nepal, Honduras and Haiti.

Clark will present her experiences in the field and the development of her portfolio of work, as well as the importance of understanding what humanitarian aid organizations aim to do, the issues they address, and the people and populations they work with.

Clark will discuss her new book, Life Without Mirrors:  A Photographic Journey in Nepal, published in April. The book is a compilation of photographs and thought-provoking questions about her first trip to Nepal and the beginning of her passion for humanitarian photography. Clark traveled with the Pennsylvania United Medical Association (PUMA) to villages in the Lamjung District to run medical clinics and support the needs of communities in the mountain regions.

Her discussion includes the following topics:

  • Ways to get connected in humanitarian photography
  • Working with non-profits
  • Considerations for travel
  • Volunteerism vs. earning an income
  • How the Certificate Program at UArts helped Clark’s career direction

Event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to or 215.717.6095

Philly Photo Day – October 26!

Philly Photo Day 2012 will take place on Friday, October 26 — help capture a day in the life of Philadelphia!

On this day, everyone in the city is invited to take a photograph of whatever you like.

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) will print and hang every single picture for a unique exhibition. The exhibition opens on December 6th at PPAC. Check out this video to see what local WHYY radio personality Marty Moss-Coane has to say about this year’s event.


Photo by Andrew Weiss for Philly Photo Day 2011

This year, the PPAC is also reaching out to local community centers, providing cameras and teaching artists to a wide range of people.  These artists will teach photography basics like lighting and composition and help participants select their best photos and submit them to PPAC, bringing broader access to the community.

Select images will be placed on SEPTA buses, trains and even on billboards for an entire month.  One of those images could be yours!

There are three rules to Philly Photo Day:

1. The photograph MUST be taken on October 26, 2012.

2. The photograph MUST be taken in Philadelphia.

3. You may only submit ONE photograph per person.

You’ll upload your photograph right onto the PPAC website, on October 26.

Enjoy —  I can’t wait to see the results!

Sustainable Streets Scavenger Hunt – Oct 13

Yet another cool DesignPhiladelphia event — a scavenger hunt through the city!

Sustainable Streets Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 13, 11 am – 1 pm
Columbus Square Recreation Center
1200 Warton Street, Free.

Join The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities and the Philadelphia Water Department for a Sustainable Streets Scavenger Hunt. Participants will be able to explore some of Philadelphia’s most innovative street design features from those that reduce storm-water overflow to those that protect Philadelphians as they cross, drive or ride down our urban corridors.

Check out uwishunu for their top picks at the festival.

Building Your Web Design Business Lecture — Oct 11

Here’s a selection from the DesignPhiladelphia Festival that you should definitely check out.

Building Your Web Design Business
Thursday, October 11, 6 – 7:30 pm
At Tactile Design Group
109 S 13th St. #3N
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free and open to the public!

So you’ve been freelancing for some time now, but you’re ready for more? Join Tactile Design Group’s president Marc Coleman in a lively discussion of the challenges, risks and rewards of taking on staff, securing financing and landing bigger clients. Explore how to grow organically on a shoestring budget.  Also on display will be “Men and Madonna,” a photography installation by Colorado-based artist, Gary Emrich. Light refreshments will be served.

Tactile Design Group
215-732-2311 /

Design Philadelphia Begins!

We are very excited for all the outstanding events beginning tomorrow as part of the DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

The 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, in partnership with The University of the Arts, unites the region’s dynamic creative community by bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum, placing a spotlight on Philadelphia’s rich design history and creative industries at work. DesignPhiladelphia demonstrates, supports and promotes the ability that design has to generate innovation, solve problems, enhance daily life and influence both the perception and economics of the region.

Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
At a host of various venues, galleries, stores, cultural institutions and more throughout the city.


Click here to view the 2012 DesignPhiladelphia Festival Event Guide online.

Click here to download a pdf of the Festival printed guidebook.