Published On: Wed, May 11th, 2016

Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition Receives Nearly Twice as Many Entries this Year

'Erica' by Bill Earle.

‘Erica’ by Bill Earle.

For three weeks in June, 146 photos representing nearly every theme, idea and concept imaginable, will be showcased at the 24th Annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition .

Held June 5-26, the 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 (compared to 467 last year). In all, 204 photographers entered their work, and 91 were chosen to be showcased in the exhibition.

“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 collective hallelujahs for bold composition, delicate details and great light,” said juror John Stritzinger. “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, a filmmaker of 25 years from Guatemala – 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,” said Stritzinger. “Does it look really similar to other things, or does it look very unique and different?”

The Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition opens 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. Admission is $5, or free for members of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association. All work on exhibit is available for purchase.

The historic mill is located at 2619 River Road (Route 32) just north of New Hope. For additional information, check out their website, or call (215) 262-6064.


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