Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Asks Teen Photographers to Capture City’s Beauty

by | Aug 3, 2018

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful presents photo campaign highlighting the word “beautiful.”

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful teamed up with young artists at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center this summer and asked them What about Philadelphia is beautiful to you? As part of KPB’s second annual spring/summer photo campaign, several teens answered the question by capturing images of the city from skylines and diverse neighborhoods to nature and sunsets. The teens also shared why they chose that space, and why they love photography and Philly.

Partners of KPB also joined the project and submitted their own photos. All pictures were shared with the hashtag #MyBeautifulPHL.

The series culminated with a gallery opening hosted by the Frankford Community Development Corporation on Aug. 3. The temporary exhibit features the work of 12 students: Cindy Pham, Huong Vu, Kate McDowell, Leila Ibrahim, Makeda Robinson, Masada Devine, Mercy Devine, Mercy Joseph, Andre Pak, Payton Fulton, Pichmonyrath Peou and Zyon Wade.

Last year, KPB’s photo campaign showcased Zero Waste superstars to highlight Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s goal to divert 90 percent of Philadelphia’s waste from landfills by 2035. The campaign included photographs of Philadelphians engaging in Zero Waste actions, and why those individuals care about that issue. 

To see all the #MyBeautifulPHL photos, click here.

(Top photo submitted by Kate McDowell, left photo submitted by Pichmonyrath Peou.)