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ASMP-PA Presents

Focus on Peace, a Local Day of Photography, an International Day of Peace

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Focus on Peace; A Local Day of Photography, An International Day of Peace Saturday September 21 2013

Tony Wood 2013

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Philly Peace Day and Drexel University invite all photographers to capture their interpretation of peace during 24 hours of photography in Philadelphia. A powerful image can change our perception and alter our understanding of a subject. Photography can be used as a tool to explore social issues and invite action. So please, take a few hours on September 21 to focus on issues or imagery that speak of peace, or express a need for social justice.

Submit 10 of your best images created on September 21 2013 to no later than September 22 2013. We’ll post the images to

Eric Mencher

Looking for some photographic tips before heading out with your camera or iPhone on Peace Day? Award-winning documentary photographer Eric Mencher will be at Drexel, Tuesday September 17th, at 7pm to help! After a short presentation of his work, Mencher will be on hand to give advice and answer your questions, with an emphasis on iPhone/mobile phone photography.

Mencher has been using his iPhone almost exclusively for his recent photographic projects and can help with questions about apps, editing, Instagram and most important, taking the picture. Or anything else related to photography. This is the perfect event to attend if you want to take your photography to the next level, just in time for Peace Day Philly!

Harvey Finkle

On October 29, please join Harvey Finkle and ASMP Philadelphia at Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center for a slide show of the best images from Focus on Peace, a discussion by Harvey on the power of images to change our world, and light refreshments.

Harvey Finkle is a documentary still photographer who has produced a substantial body of work concerned with social, political and cultural issues. His work has been extensively exhibited and published, including four books.

“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference” Robert Frank

  • By submitting work, you agree that Peace ASMP Philly and Peace Day Philly may use your images to promote and illustrate Focus on Peace.