The Photography Program Gallery features contemporary photography exhibitions.

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The gallery offers a regular schedule of contemporary photography exhibitions by established and emerging photographers from around the world. Students in our Photography program have the opportunity to closely examine work from leading image makers.

Our recently expanded and renovated gallery space includes 75-100 linear feet of gallery walls, projection capabilities, and state of the art tunable LED lights on the 15th floor of Terra Hall.

Terra Hall
211 South Broad Street, 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: by appointment


Kris Sanford: Through the Lens of Desire
January 11th–February 10th, 2019

Through the Lens of Desire creates implied narratives using snapshots from the 1920s- 1950s. Vernacular photographs from that era were created as private keepsakes and the unselfconscious intimacy they depict feels authentic and relatable. As modern viewers, we witness personal moments that were never intended to be public. By purposefully selecting images that picture men together and women together I am creating an imaginary queer past.”


Stacey Tyrell: Backra Bluid
February 15th –March 17th, 2019

“The [images in the series] are also a reflection on my own perceptions and preconceptions of ‘Whiteness’. There is a dualism that is inherent
in the Euro-centric constructs of ‘Whiteness’ and ‘Blackness’ in Western societies. By simply changing my skin color and making subtle tweaks to my features I wish to show that if someone were to take a closer look at my face they would see that it might not be that much different from their own.”

Lecture: February 21st, 1–2:30pm, Connelly Auditorium


Zora Murff: At No Point In Between  
March 22nd–April 21st, 2019

“The re-making the Mark series prompts inquiry into how racial violence has been recorded through images, and how these same images can be used to interrupt collective belief. The series is comprised of two separate parts: A Lineage (An Erasure) and At No Point In Between wherein I tap into the archive’s functions to generate a subset of knowledge, make a claim on history, and serve an ideological or political intent.” University of the Arts will be exhibiting At No Point In Between.”

200+ Student Photo Exhibition & Junior Pin-Up Exhibition
April 26th–August 18th, 2019  
*also in Sol Mednick Gallery & Project Space and 15th floor hallways

This exhibition features work from our 200 level courses and the junior majors.