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Streets of Philly - About This Project...

Several years ago, I started to think more intensely about my photography and what I wanted to do moving forward.  My love of documentary style imagery, and my fondness for the city of my birth led me to an inevitable conclusion.

I would start the lengthy process of capturing the essence of every one of Philadelphia's many diverse neighborhoods.

Not an easy task - as the various boundaries are not clearly defined - and were subject to a great many changes over the years.

After doing a ton of research, I settled on the idea of segmenting the city according to the planning districts set forth by the official city personnel.  (A map of these "districts" forms the background of this page.)

Within these boundaries I then set upon defining the various neighborhoods.  These "sub-boundaries" are subject to much debate, but after spending almost a full year researching and consulting with various experts in the field, I was able to come up with a workable solution.

Here is a LINK to a custom Google map which illustrates the fruit of this labor.

With all of the boring work finisfhed, it was now time to "capture it all". 

This is a work-in-progress, off to a decent start, but far from complete.  It is also quite an expensive endeavor, please consider becoming a patron of this important project.  Find out how you can help HERE.

The images are all arranged by planning district. Selecting any of these directs you to a gallery listing page populated with the neighborhoods specific to that district.  Select any of the neighborhood galleries to see all the photos associated with that particular area.

Just hit the button below to begin...

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