An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, repeating until June 26, 2016
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday and Sunday, repeating until June 26, 2016
The 24th annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition, themed “Photography as Art” and “Photographer as Artist,” features a vast array of images that jurors selected from a pool of 814 digital and framed submissions. Many Princeton-area photographers submit images every year.
In all, 204 photographers entered their work and 91 were chosen to be showcased in the exhibition.
John Stritzinger, of Elkins Park, Pa., one of the three jurors and last year’s Best of Show winner, said it was fun reviewing the various abstract, architectural, street scenes and people-centric images.
“Jurying the Phillips’ Mill show is such a unique opportunity to engage in a partnership of exploration, viewing and discussing the work of many artists and selecting a diverse body of excellent images that drew a collective hallelujah for bold composition, delicate details and great light,” Stritzinger said. “Thank you to all who answered the call for art.”
Stritzinger said he and the other jurors – Stephanie Lisle, a Hamburg, Germany native and Bucks County art promoter and Roberto A. Quezada, from Guatemala, a filmmaker of 25 years – sought to get a “first impression” of the images. Elements of design and photo composition, uniqueness of the print type, lighting and subject matter are all important, he said.
“You’re getting a sense of what the person is trying to do with the image,” he said. “Does it look really similar to other things or does it look very unique and different?”
Stritzinger, who got serious about photography in 2010, said it was difficult paring down the collection to just under 150 selections.
“There’s so many really good images,” he said.
If you go
The Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition opens on June 5 and continues through June 26. The exhibit will be open Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is at 2619 River Road (Route 32) in New Hope. For additional information, visit www.phillipsmill.org or call 215-262-6064.
Admission is $5. Admission is free for members of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association. All work on exhibit is available for purchase.