TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image
Past Exhibitions

The Block

September 8 – November 26, 2016

Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery welcome you to ‘The Block,’ the visual culmination of the year-long Philly Block Project. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and collaborating artists Lisa Fairstein, Hiroyuki Ito and Will Steacy, the exhibit highlights present-day South Kensington, celebrates its inspiring residents, and showcases the Project’s work in building community ties through the arts.

As the Philly Block Project has figuratively broken down walls in South Kensington, the exhibit will visually transform PPAC’s Gallery into a reflection of these diverse streets. With floor-to-ceiling photographs stitched together like a block of row homes, and smaller portraits taking viewers inside, the 500 images celebrate—as Block Captain Carmen Fernandez would say—‘the life that is beating here.’

Head to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (1400 N. American Street) through November 30, and discover the inspiring stories from ‘The Block.’


Major support for Philly Block Project has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with additional support from:

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Penn Treaty Special Services District
The National Endowment for the Arts

Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan
Lynne and Harold Honickman
Margaret Harris and Phil Straus
Jane and Leonard Korman
Christine Lussier and Robert Hamill

In-kind support:
Instinct Graphics
Spirit News
The Residents of South Kensington


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