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Upcoming Events

Silver Stories with Chuck Kelton
Thursday, August 4, 6:30pm

We Offer Events for Photographers

Project Basho seeks to nurture a vibrant and active culture around photography in Philadelphia and its surrounding area. In addition to offering darkroom space, classes, workshops, and a gallery, we recognize the importance of providing programs to promote conversation about photography. With this in mind we offer a frequent schedule of lectures, critiques, and other photography-related events.




Project Basho frequently invites working photographers from various disciplines to share their knowledge and discuss their work in our lecture series. Open to the general public, our lectures offer the greater Philadelphia community the opportunity to learn from working artists, while giving these artists the ability to reach a wider audience. The lecture series features both local and visiting artists.

Silver Stories with Chuck Kelton

Thursday, August 4th, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30pm


The event will include a presentation by Chuck Kelton and an exhibition of his work. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and members of Project Basho!).

Chuck Kelton is an artist, educator, and master printer. He has produced silver gelatin prints for such renowned photographers as Mary Ellen Mark, Danny Lyon, Larry Clark, Helen Levitt and Saul Leiter. He teaches the Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing Workshop at Project Basho, helping students to refine their silver gelatin printing skills.

ILFORD inspires is a series of events held around the globe each year, aimed at broadening the appeal of black and white film photography to a wider audience and inspiring people to experiment and further explore silver based black and white photography.

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ONWARD Summit ’16: Photography Conference in Philadelphia

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

ONWARD Summit is a 3-part day offering emerging photographers educational, social, and professional networking opportunities. The culmination of ONWARD’s annual international photography competition, ONWARD Compé, Summit is joined by guest juror and keynote speaker Richard Renaldi.

ONWARD Workshop: Review Session with Richard Renaldi
Saturday, March 12, 1:30 to 3:30pm
Project Basho Gallery (1305 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122)
Limited to 5 students

ONWARD Summit Lecture
Featuring a presentation and Q&A session with Richard Renaldi
Saturday, March 12th, 4 to 6pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)
Pig Iron Theatre Company (1417 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122)

ONWARD Compé ’16 Exhibition Opening Reception
Saturday, March 12, 6 to 9pm
Project Basho Gallery

Informal Critiques


Informal Critiques

It’s okay to admit that your co-workers are not the best critics of your photographs. If you’re looking for feedback on your work from other photographers, try one of our informal critiques. Critiques are open to anyone who has a strong interest in engaging in conversation about photography, regardless of their level. All participants are encouraged to bring 10-20 photographs for review.

The informal critique is free of charge.