Photos of Philadelphia Showcased in BCCC Art Exhibit

The exhibit, "Philadelphia Seen," presents four artists — Justin Audet, Gina Giles, Karen Kirchoff, and Jeffrey Stockbridge — who have shot varied portraits of the city.

An exhibit highlighting photographs of Philadelphia is on display at Bucks County Community College's Hicks Art Center Gallery through March 13. The exhibit is open to the public during gallery hours.

The exhibit, "Philadelphia Seen," presents four artists — Justin Audet, Gina Giles, Karen Kirchoff, and Jeffrey Stockbridge —  who have shot varied portraits of the city. "The exhibition aims to give a sense of the diversity and scope of emerging contemporary photographic work being made in Philadelphia," a press release from Bucks County Community College said.

Audet has built a massive repository of images taken walking through Philadelphia, according to the press release. He combines his photographs into multipart compositions, full of unexpected juxtapositions.

"Giles has made an extended series of brutally honest yet empathetic portraits of drag performers at several venues in the city," the release said.

Kirchoff's photographs focus on group and communal living in West Philadelphia, along with the myriad organizations, causes and groups that have grown out of these houses, the release said.

"Over the last several years, Stockbridge has made a virtually encyclopedic portrait of the people and places of the Kensington section of North Philadelphia," the release said.

The show is curated by John Caperton, the Jensen Bryan Curator of The Print Center in Philadelphia.

For gallery hours and more information, visit www.bucks.edu/gallery or call 215-968-8425.


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