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Photo Fest: Youth Photography Fundraiser 2024

Date:February 16, 2024 6:00 pm

North Bowl
909 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

$5. – Students / $20. – Adults / $25 – at the door

Meet our students and enjoy a fun evening of music, refreshments, games, and photography!

Join us as we honor Taller Puertorriqueño with our 2024 Esperanza Award.

Photography Without Borders, since 2009, has been providing after school photo arts classes to grades 5-12 and beyond. We need your support to keep classes free for students and give them access to professional equipment and mentorships.

Proceeds benefit after school photo arts classes for 5th-12th grade and emerging artists.



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Summer Program Celebration

Date:August 9, 2022 5:00 pm

Location:Las Parcelas Garden, 2248 Palethorp Street

Our youth has been working all Summer long and now it’s time to celebrate all that they’ve accomplished! 🔥😎☀️

Please join NSNP, in collaboration with @photography.without.borders and @paintedbrideartcenter to our Summer Program Celebration.

It’s a potluck, please bring a dish 😋

Expect to see youth performances, art exhibitions, farm stand and so much more!

We can’t wait to see you there.


Young Americans

Date:December 8, 2021

The InLiquid Gallery

InLiquid is proud to present Young Americans at the InLiquid Gallery. Young Americans presents new work from Ada Trillo along with work from students of Photography without Borders (PWB), a group of Latinx teens whom Trillo mentored in 2020-2021.Trillo is an award-winning Mexican-American photographer who has become known for her deeply evocative images of migrants at the U.S./Mexican border. Many of the included photographs in Young Americans were taken during 2020 and 2021 while Trillo traveled with the large caravans of migrants hoping to achieve a better life in the United States. Through the course of this project Trillo shared her experiences and expertise with the young artists of PWB who she then challenged to create their own photo essays about their conceptions of what it means to be American. Young Americans culminates in the juxtaposition of the quest for those actively seeking to become American, with the perceived meaning of being American by local Philadelphia youth.This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Joseph Roberts Foundation and the Friends of InLiquid.Join us for the Second Thursday Reception, December 9thThis show can be viewed at the InLiquid Gallery every Wednesday through Saturday between 12-6pm from December 8th, 2021 – January 22nd, 2022. There will be a reception open to the public for Second Thursday, December 9th, from 6-9pm. RSVP here!


Opening Reception: In These Strange & Uncertain Times… Continued

Date:September 22, 2021 6:00 pm

Location:2424 E York Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Gravy Studio is proud to present In These Strange & Uncertain Times…Continued at our main gallery in Fishtown at 2424 East York St. This show is a continuation of an exhibit curated by Jelsomine Media at Cherry Street Pier. This collection of photos highlights work by Adrian René, a Haitian American documentary and street photographer, along with behind the scenes photos from our events over the summer of 2022 taken by Kevin Bass, Mario Cabral, and Photography Without Borders students.

Adrian René’s goal as a photographer is to blur the lines of de facto segregation through his images. No matter where one is from, his audience can see themselves in his work. In essence, his images evoke a self realization that all humans are chasing the same feelings of love, mercy, and compassion. To do this, his work gravitates towards the youth of Philadelphia, through their eyes he tells the story of the past, current, and future state of the world we live in. The portraits in this exhibit were taken at one of the free community photo days held at Northern Liberties Recreation Center, where René captured the last few moments of summer.

Additionally, we will have work by Kevin Bass, Mario Cabral, and Photography Without Borders students. During the summer of 2022, Jelsomine Media & Gravy Studio held two free community photo days, where community members participated in personalized photo shoots and received prints of their images, free of charge. To celebrate these events and our vibrant community as a whole, Gravy Studio is displaying these behind the scenes photos.
All proceeds from these exhibitions will benefit Homies Helping Homies, a mutual aid effort in Southwest Philadelphia. Artist Kevin Bass, featured in the exhibition, also serves as the co-founder of this organization.


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Photo Diaries: Philadelphia Latinx and Black students exhibit photographs of their COVID stories; send messages of Solitude, Pain, and Hope

Photography Without Borders partners with Taller Puertorriqueno to present images from the Photo Diaries class through the Youth Artist Workshop this June. The Children & Youth Create Art exhibit includes students’ experiences during the COVID-19 quarantine. The powerful images and stories the students share on these walls allow us a glimpse into their lives and how they, their families, and others in Philadelphia are coping with this historic pandemic.

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Rey Sierra on Photography Without Borders

Rey was the Photo Diary Sensei and instructor. Hear, in his own words, the impact photography has made on his students and himself.

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