Oh, Snap!

Oh, Snap! is a program created by in response to the interest among local women to come together, share stories and learn about photography in a safe, non-judgmental space. Self-identifying women from the neighborhood and the larger community are welcomed to attend. You don’t have to sign-up. You don’t have to pay. You come when you can. PPAC welcomes you to Oh Snap! where we make friends and photographs.

Oh, Snap! meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Join our Oh, Snap! Facebook group for sharing and updates.


Upcoming meeting dates:


Christine Elfman Gallery Talk. Christine Elfman, winner of PPAC’s 2017
Contemporary Photography Competition will talk about her project, “Even
Amaranth,” which explores photography as a shifting medium, incapable of truly
recording a subject or memory.

Portfolio Presentations by Oh, Snap! participants. Up to four women can sign-up
to present their work to the very clever Oh, Snap! community.

What Your Body Knows: Listening and Seeing Against Assumptions in
Documentary Work. Susan Sterner, a Virginia-based documentary photographer,
book artist and educator will present her decade-long project, “Estoy Por Aquí/I Am
Here”, and describe how the project challenges her assumptions about documentary

Making Your Life As An Artist. Artists U will lead an introduction to the Artists U
approach, based on Andrew Simonet’s book Making Your Life as an Artist: the role of
the artist, the challenges we face, and the tools we (already) have to overcome them.
Focuses on strategic planning, and includes copies of the Artists U Workbook and
Working Group curriculum.

MAY 19
Book, Blog or Exhibition? Lori Waselchuk will lead a workshop about strategies to
distribute your work. Waselchuk will share the costs, challenges, and benefits of
getting your work in front of audiences.

Photo Walk and Introduction to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental
Education. We will carpool to the Schuylkill Center to tour the art gallery, learn
about the Center’s opportunities for artists, and go on a photo hike

PPAC hopes that Oh, Snap! will bring together women of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The activities will develop according to the interests of its participants, but it’s safe to predict that you will learn photo basics, share photo tips, learn from photo professionals, and make your own photographs. Please contact Lori if you have questions: lori@philaphotoarts.org

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