PPL Lecture – Jordan Baumgarten

Please join us for the third lecture in the Philadelphia Photo League’s “Education & Inspiration Lecture Series,” where we will be welcoming Philly-based photographer Jordan Baumgarten.

WHEN : Friday, April 10th
Lecture @ 7:00pm – Reception Starts @6:30pm
WHERE : VentureForth
TICKET PRICE : $12.00 per person ($10.00 for PPL Contributors / Benefactors)

About Jordan Baumgarten………..

Jordan Baumgarten is a photographer and educator based in Philadelphia. Informed by his own lived experiences, his projects walk the line between documentary and personal narrative. His work touches on ideas of race, masculinity, dissonance, violence, love, loss, and fear within the urban environment.

Jordan received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been included in several publications. In 2013, he published his first monograph with Parts and Labor Books. Currently, Jordan lives in Kensington with his wife and dog and is on faculty at the University of the Arts.


ONWARD Compe ’15 Opening Reception

Please join us at the opening reception so we can congratulate fellow PPL photographers Jennifer Brinton-Robkin, Linda Hollinger and Mike Browna on the selection of their work for ONWARD Compe ’15. 

Curated by guest juror Elinor Carucci, the exhibition of ONWARD Compé ‘15 features 53 images by 37 photographers from across the globe. These were selected from over 2,000 images submitted from around the world.

The competition included a separate print judging round, ensuring an exhibit of cutting edge images printed with craftsmanship and care. The 53 works will also be compiled into a printed catalog, which will be available for purchase while supplies last.

ONWARD Compé is an annual international competition for emerging talents and is juried each year by a new visionary photographer. For more information on ONWARD events, please visit the ONWARD website:


- See more at: https://www.projectbasho.org/gallery/#sthash.pUz9hQGG.dpuf

- See more at: http://www.elinorcarucci.com/

Informal Group Critique

This is a free event for all Contributor Members. Admission is $15 for everyone else, payable at the door.

There is no better way to develop as a photographer than to receive constructive criticism.

The PPL is giving members the opportunity to do just that at our informal group critiques. Share your work with other PPL members, and see what others are shooting, in this casual yet serious atmosphere.

Participants are required to bring approximately ten images in print form, and each person will have 15 minutes dedicated to his/her work.

Be prepared to receive and give input, as everyone is invited to take part in the discussion. If you do not have work ready, but would like to participate, please do not RSVP on MeetUp, but email Dale with your intentions. Priority will be given to those who have work, and those without will be allowed to participate only if space allows. Space is limited to ten participants.

Documentary Photo-Walk: Tutoring from the Tony

Learn the essentials of Street Photography from Tony Juliano.

These sessions are free to all Contributor Members, $20 for everyone else (pay at the door).

Attendees will be limited to a maximum of 12, so sign up early!

Join us for an afternoon of instruction and photography on the streets of our fair city. You will learn various tips and tricks, plus all the other essential information you will need to become a great documentary photographer. Our instruction, plus your talent will equal success.

This months location is yet to be determined, please check back as we draw closer to the start date.

These instructional photo-walks will be held every 3rd Saturday of each month. We will be covering a different neighborhood each month.

PPL Monthly Meetup

Our regularly scheduled meetup that takes place on the 2nd Friday evening of each month.  All members are highly encouraged to attend, as this is where we set direction and make announcements about upcoming activities and classes.

This particular meeting will also be the last chance to get informed and involved in our Philadelphia Neaighborhoods Project.  Detain on this project will be presented at the end of this meeting.