May 3 – 27, 2007
The Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image (PCPI) and City Paper proudly announces PHOTOIMAGE ‘07, a celebration of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s best photography. PCPI received over 800 submissions from nearly 200 photographers for PHOTOIMAGE ‘07. Juror, Katherine Ware, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, had the difficult task of narrowing down the selection of winners.
PCPI is a member-based nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the photographic arts by offering education, exhibitions, and a facility. PCPI also runs the acclaimed EXPOSURE Outreach Program, which teaches youth from North Philadelphia the use of photography as an art form and a means of self-expression.
“PCPI has taken the lead in spearheading opportunities for photographers in this region and their annual competition has uncovered some exciting, fresh talent. As this year’s juror, I had a front-row seat and saw a lot of work that was new to my eye. The exhibition is a marvelous combination of great pictures, offering images by newcomers with tremendous promise as well as the debut of new work by established artists,” says Katherine Ware, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Katherine Ware is Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Alfred Stieglitz Center for Photography in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. She has organized numerous exhibitions from the permanent collection, including Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery; Street Smarts: Photographs by William Klein; The Silver Garden; The Faceless Figure and Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan.