Vintage Car Photography Exhibit
Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA
Photographers: Martin Buday, Stanley Collins, Colby Deal, Kaitlin DeAngelis, Leah Frances, Juan Fuentes, Chris Godley, Amurri Lauren, and William Splawn
Curators + Fellow Photographers: Katie Tackman – Gravy Studio + Gallery, Matt Hurst – SEDAN Zine, and Sheldon Abba – Philadelphia Car Show
In collaboration between the 20/20 Photography Festival and Gravy Studio, Cherry Street Pier is proud to present this exhibition of 12 artists who share their love of vintage cars through photography. These artists use their talents to explore the relationship between automobiles, their owners, and the environments in which they are found in order to elicit a conversation about their place in American society today.
Cars are synonymous with America. There is a nostalgic feeling that cars bring to people; buying your first car, driving cross country, working endless hours with family and friends to fix up an old junker. These artists stand out for their ability to conjure a story through the scenes they capture. In looking at their images, the viewer is able to form a narrative in their mind about the place depicted. Who lives there? What is the community like? And most important perhaps, whose car is that? This exhibit hopes to explore how the people, neighborhoods, and designs of vintage car culture help shape Philadelphia and America.
This exhibition also marks the start of the ‘Four on the Floor’ Moto Photo Club which will be a virtual/IRL photography group connecting artists who love photographing cars, motorcycles, people and the automotive culture that brings us all together. It will serve as a way for these enthusiasts to share work and build connections in a socially distant way until the opportunity for in-person meetups becomes viable once again. Find out more at www.gravy-studio.com/moto-photo-club and #motophotoclub on Instagram.
Because of COVID restrictions, there will not be an official opening for this exhibition but feel free to come during Cherry Street Pier open hours: Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 9 pm, Friday – Sunday, 12 pm – 10 pm.
Join them for a virtual walkthrough with curator and artist commentary will be on Thursday
September 24th at 7pm. Learn more & register here.
Sponsored by Lexjet and Penn Treaty SSD